ICD-10-CM Code A69.1
Other Vincent's infections
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
A69.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other Vincent's infections. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code A691 is used to code Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG; colloquially known as trench mouth) is a common, non-contagious infection of the gums with sudden onset. The main features are painful, bleeding gums, and ulceration of inter-dental papillae (the sections of gum between adjacent teeth). This disease, along with necrotizing (ulcerative) periodontitis (NP or NUP) is classified as a necrotizing periodontal disease, one of the seven general types of periodontitis. The often severe gingival pain that characterizes ANUG distinguishes it from the more common chronic periodontitis which is rarely painful. ANUG is the acute presentation of necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (NUG), which is the usual course the disease takes. If improperly treated or neglected, NUG may become chronic and/or recurrent. The causative organisms are mostly anaerobic bacteria, particularly Fusobacteria and Spirocaete species. Predisposing factors include poor oral hygiene, smoking, malnutrition, psychological stress and immunosuppression (sub-optimal functioning of the immune system). When the attachments of the teeth to the bone are involved, the term NUP is used. Treatment of ANUG is by debridement (although pain may prevent this) and antibiotics (usually metronidazole) in the acute phase, and improving oral hygiene to prevent recurrence. Although the condition has a rapid onset and is debilitating, it usually resolves quickly and does no serious harm. The synonym "trench mouth" arose during World War I as many soldiers developed the disease, probably because of the poor conditions and extreme psychological stress.
|ICD 9 Code:||101|
A fairly mild presentation of acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis at the typical site on the gums of the lower front teeth.
Coding Notes for A69.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Fusospirochetal pharyngitis
- Necrotizing ulcerative (acute) gingivitis
- Necrotizing ulcerative (acute) gingivostomatitis
- Spirochetal stomatitis
- Trench mouth
- Vincent's angina
- Vincent's gingivitis
- DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses with MCC.
- DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses with CC.
- DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses without CC or MCC.
- DRG Group #152-153 - Otitis media and uri with MCC.
- DRG Group #152-153 - Otitis media and uri without MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Necrotizing ulcerative gingivoperiodontitis (disorder)
- Vincent's disease (disorder)
- Necrotizing gingivostomatitis (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A69.1 - Other Vincent's infections'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 A69.1 and a single ICD9 code, 101 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.