Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
Other bacterial diseases
2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A37
2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
- A37 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
- The 2018 edition of ICD-10-CM A37 became effective on October 1, 2017.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A37 - other international versions of ICD-10 A37 may differ.
The following code(s) above A37
contain annotation back-references
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
- Applicable To annotations, or
- Code Also annotations, or
- Code First annotations, or
- Excludes1 annotations, or
- Excludes2 annotations, or
- Includes annotations, or
- Note annotations, or
- Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to A37
- Whooping cough is an infectious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable coughing. The name comes from the noise you make when you take a breath after you cough. You may have choking spells or may cough so hard that you vomit. Anyone can get whooping cough, but it is more common in infants and children. It's especially dangerous for infants. The coughing spells can be so bad that it is hard for infants to eat, drink, or breathe. To make a diagnosis, your doctor may do a physical exam, blood tests, chest x-rays, or nose or throat cultures.before there was a vaccine, whooping cough was one of the most common childhood diseases and a major cause of childhood deaths in the United States Now most cases are prevented by vaccines. If you have whooping cough, treatment with antibiotics may help if given early. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
- 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
- 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to A37:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A37
Diphtheritic tubulo-interstitial nephropathy
Other diphtheritic complications
Whooping cough due to Bordetella pertussis
Whooping cough due to Bordetella parapertussis
Whooping cough due to other Bordetella species
Whooping cough, unspecified species
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.