2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A06.4

Amebic liver abscess

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  • A06.4 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM A06.4 became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A06.4 - other international versions of ICD-10 A06.4 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Hepatic amebiasis
The following code(s) above A06.4 contain annotation back-references
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 A06.4:
  • A00-B99
    2022 ICD-10-CM Range A00-B99

    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

    Includes
    • diseases generally recognized as communicable or transmissible
    Type 1 Excludes
    • certain localized infections - see body system-related chapters
    Type 2 Excludes
    • carrier or suspected carrier of infectious disease (Z22.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O98.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases specific to the perinatal period (P35-P39)
    • influenza and other acute respiratory infections (J00-J22)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify resistance to antimicrobial drugs (Z16.-)
    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
  • A06
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A06

    Amebiasis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • infection due to Entamoeba histolytica
    Type 1 Excludes
    • other protozoal intestinal diseases (A07.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    Amebiasis
Clinical Information
  • Single or multiple areas of pus due to infection by any ameboid protozoa (amebiasis). A common form is caused by the ingestion of entamoeba histolytica.
ICD-10-CM A06.4 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v39.0):
  • 441 Disorders of liver except malignancy, cirrhosis or alcoholic hepatitis with mcc
  • 442 Disorders of liver except malignancy, cirrhosis or alcoholic hepatitis with cc
  • 443 Disorders of liver except malignancy, cirrhosis or alcoholic hepatitis without cc/mcc

Convert A06.4 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 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
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to A06.4:
  • Type 1 Excludes: K75.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K75.0

    Abscess of liver

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Cholangitic hepatic abscess
    • Hematogenic hepatic abscess
    • Hepatic abscess NOS
    • Lymphogenic hepatic abscess
    • Pylephlebitic hepatic abscess
    Type 1 Excludes
    • amebic liver abscess (A06.4)
    • cholangitis without liver abscess (K83.09)
    • pylephlebitis without liver abscess (K75.1)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • acute or subacute hepatitis NOS (B17.9)
    • acute or subacute non-viral hepatitis (K72.0)
    • chronic hepatitis NEC (K73.8)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A06.4:
  • Abscess (connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) L02.91
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L02.91

    Cutaneous abscess, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    • amebic A06.4
      • liver A06.4 (without mention of brain or lung abscess)
    • hepatic (cholangitic) (hematogenic) (lymphogenic) (pylephlebitic) K75.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K75.0

      Abscess of liver

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Cholangitic hepatic abscess
      • Hematogenic hepatic abscess
      • Hepatic abscess NOS
      • Lymphogenic hepatic abscess
      • Pylephlebitic hepatic abscess
      Type 1 Excludes
      • amebic liver abscess (A06.4)
      • cholangitis without liver abscess (K83.09)
      • pylephlebitis without liver abscess (K75.1)
      Type 2 Excludes
      • acute or subacute hepatitis NOS (B17.9)
      • acute or subacute non-viral hepatitis (K72.0)
      • chronic hepatitis NEC (K73.8)
      • amebic A06.4
    • liver (cholangitic) (hematogenic) (lymphogenic) (pylephlebitic) (pyogenic) K75.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K75.0

      Abscess of liver

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Cholangitic hepatic abscess
      • Hematogenic hepatic abscess
      • Hepatic abscess NOS
      • Lymphogenic hepatic abscess
      • Pylephlebitic hepatic abscess
      Type 1 Excludes
      • amebic liver abscess (A06.4)
      • cholangitis without liver abscess (K83.09)
      • pylephlebitis without liver abscess (K75.1)
      Type 2 Excludes
      • acute or subacute hepatitis NOS (B17.9)
      • acute or subacute non-viral hepatitis (K72.0)
      • chronic hepatitis NEC (K73.8)
      • amebic (due to Entamoeba histolytica) (dysenteric) (tropical) A06.4
  • Ameba, amebic (histolytica) - see also Amebiasis
    • abscess A06.4 (liver)
  • Dysentery, dysenteric (catarrhal) (diarrhea) (epidemic) (hemorrhagic) (infectious) (sporadic) (tropical) A09
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A09

    Infectious gastroenteritis and colitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Infectious colitis NOS
    • Infectious enteritis NOS
    • Infectious gastroenteritis NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • colitis NOS (K52.9)
    • diarrhea NOS (R19.7)
    • enteritis NOS (K52.9)
    • gastroenteritis NOS (K52.9)
    • noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis, unspecified (K52.9)
    • abscess, liver A06.4

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A06.4
A05.3 Foodborne Vibrio parahaemolyticus intoxication
A05.4 Foodborne Bacillus cereus intoxication
A05.5 Foodborne Vibrio vulnificus intoxication
A05.8 Other specified bacterial foodborne intoxications
A05.9 Bacterial foodborne intoxication, unspecified
A06 Amebiasis
A06.0 Acute amebic dysentery
A06.1 Chronic intestinal amebiasis
A06.2 Amebic nondysenteric colitis
A06.3 Ameboma of intestine
A06.4 Amebic liver abscess
A06.5 Amebic lung abscess
A06.6 Amebic brain abscess
A06.7 Cutaneous amebiasis
A06.8 Amebic infection of other sites
A06.81 Amebic cystitis
A06.82 Other amebic genitourinary infections
A06.89 Other amebic infections
A06.9 Amebiasis, unspecified
A07 Other protozoal intestinal diseases
A07.0 Balantidiasis

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