Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
Other bacterial diseases
2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A39
2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
- A39 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 A39 became effective on October 1, 2017.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A39 - other international versions of ICD-10 A39 may differ.
The following code(s) above A39
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 A39
- Infections with bacteria of the species neisseria meningitidis.
- Meningococci are a type of bacteria that cause serious infections. The most frequent is meningitis, which is an inflammation of the thin tissue that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Meningococci can also cause other problems, including a serious bloodstream infection called sepsis.meningococcal infections can be spread from person to person. They are common in people living in close quarters, such as college students or military recruits.in its early stages, you may have flu-like symptoms and a stiff neck. But the disease can progress quickly and can be fatal. Early diagnosis and treatment are extremely important. Treatment is with antibiotics. Since the infection spreads from person to person, family members may also need to be treated.a vaccine can prevent meningococcal infections.
- 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A39
Whooping cough, unspecified species
Scarlet fever with otitis media
Scarlet fever with myocarditis
Scarlet fever with other complications
Scarlet fever, uncomplicated
Meningococcal heart disease
Meningococcal carditis, unspecified
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.