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ICD-10-CM Code A48.3
Toxic shock syndrome

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

A48.3 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of toxic shock syndrome. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code A483 is used to code Toxic shock syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a potentially fatal illness caused by a bacterial toxin. Different bacterial toxins may cause toxic shock syndrome, depending on the situation. The causative bacteria include Staphylococcus aureus, where TSS is caused by enterotoxin type B or TSST-1, and Streptococcus pyogenes, where it is caused by streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxins. Streptococcal TSS is sometimes referred to as toxic shock-like syndrome (TSLS) or streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS).

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Code: D012772
ICD 9 Code: 408.2

Coding Notes for A48.3 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Additional Code Note:
Use Additional Code
Use Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
Code to identify the organism See Code B95, B96)
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Endotoxic shock NOS - instead, use code R57.8
Sepsis NOS - instead, use code A41.9

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #867-869 - Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #867-869 - Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #867-869 - Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses without CC or MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A48.3 - Toxic shock syndrome'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A48.3. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Toxic shock syndrome (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 040.82 was previously used, A48.3 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: A48 - Other bacterial diseases, not elsewhere classified

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/A483