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ICD-10-CM Code A81.81
Kuru

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

A81.81 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of kuru. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code A818 is used to code Kuru (disease)

Kuru is an incurable degenerative neurological disorder endemic to tribal regions of Papua New Guinea. It is a type of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, caused by a prion found in humans.

Specialty: Neurology
MeSH Code: D007729
ICD 9 Code: 460
Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #056-057 - Degenerative nervous system disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #056-057 - Degenerative nervous system disorders without MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A81.81 - Kuru'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A81.81. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Kuru (A81.81)

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Kuru (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 046.0 was previously used, A81.81 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: A81.8 - Other atypical virus infections of central nervous system

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