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ICD-10-CM Code A48.8
Other specified bacterial diseases

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

A48.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other specified bacterial diseases. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code A488 is used to code Rhinoscleroma

Rhinoscleroma, or simply Scleroma, is a chronic granulomatous bacterial disease of the nose that can sometimes infect the upper respiratory tract. It most commonly affects the nasal cavity—the nose is involved in 95-100 per cent of cases—however, it can also affect the nasopharynx, larynx, trachea, and bronchi. Slightly more females than males are affected and patients are usually 10 to 30 years of age. Rhinoscleroma is considered a tropical disease and is mostly endemic to Africa and Central America, less common in the United States.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Code: D012226
ICD 9 Code: 401

Photogravure of rhinoscleroma from Wolkowitsch.

Source: Wikipedia

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 'A48.8 - Other specified bacterial diseases'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A48.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Trichosis axillaris (A48.8)
Scleroma nasi (A48.8)
Streptotrichosis (A48.8)
Rhinoscleroma (A48.8)
Lepothrix (A48.8)
Dermatophilosis (A48.8)


Rhinoscleroma (approximate match)
Other specified bacterial diseases (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code A48.8 and a single ICD9 code, 040.89 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

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

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