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ICD-10-CM Code A36
Diphtheria

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code A36 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the six child codes of A36 that describes the diagnosis 'diphtheria' in more detail.


The ICD code A36 is used to code Diphtheria

Diphtheria (from Greek: διφθέρα diphthera, meaning leather) is an infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Signs and symptoms may vary from mild to severe. They usually start two to five days after exposure. Symptoms often come on fairly gradually beginning with a sore throat and fever. In severe cases a grey or white patch develops in the throat. This can block the airway and create a barking cough as in croup. The neck may swell in part due to large lymph nodes. A form of diphtheria that involves the skin, eyes, or genitals also exists. Complications may include myocarditis, inflammation of nerves, kidney problems, and bleeding problems due to low blood platelets. Myocarditis may result in an abnormal heart rate and inflammation of the nerves may result in paralysis.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Code: D004165
ICD 9 Code: 32

Diphtheria causes a swollen neck, sometimes referred to as a "bull neck".

Source: Wikipedia

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A36 - Diphtheria'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A36. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


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