ICD-10-CM Code A36.8
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 Code A36.8 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the seven child codes of A36.8 that describes the diagnosis 'other diphtheria' in more detail.
- A36.8 Other diphtheria NON-BILLABLE
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.
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Diphtheria causes a swollen neck, sometimes referred to as a "bull neck".
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Diphtheritic cystitis (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A36.8 - Other diphtheria'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A36.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.