Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
Other bacterial diseases
2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A32
2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
- A32 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
- The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM A32 became effective on October 1, 2018.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A32 - other international versions of ICD-10 A32 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as A32. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
- listerial foodborne infection
The following code(s) above A32
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 A32
- A bacterial infection caused by listeria monocytogenes. It occurs in newborns, elderly, and immunocompromised patients. The bacteria are transmitted through ingestion of contaminated food. Clinical manifestations include fever, muscle pain, respiratory distress, nausea, diarrhea, neck stiffness, irritability, seizures, and lethargy.
- Gram positive bacterial infection with the genus listeria including listeria meningitis which causes clinical manifestations including fever, altered mentation, headache, meningeal signs, focal neurologic signs, and seizures.
- Infections with bacteria of the genus listeria.
- Listeriosis is a foodborne illness caused by listeria monocytogenes, bacteria found in soil and water. It can be in a variety of raw foods as well as in processed foods and foods made from unpasteurized milk. Listeria is unlike many other germs because it can grow even in the cold temperature of the refrigerator. Symptoms include fever and chills, headache, upset stomach and vomiting. Anyone can get the illness. But it is most likely to affect pregnant women and unborn babies, older adults, and people with weak immune systems. To reduce your risk
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- use precooked and ready-to-eat foods as soon as you can
- avoid raw milk and raw milk products
- heat ready-to-eat foods and leftovers until they are steaming hot
- wash fresh fruits and vegetables
- avoid rare meat and seafood
- 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
Code annotations containing back-references to A32:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A32
Borderline lepromatous leprosy
Other forms of leprosy
Infection due to other mycobacteria
Pulmonary mycobacterial infection
Cutaneous mycobacterial infection
Disseminated mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (DMAC)
Other mycobacterial infections
Mycobacterial infection, unspecified
Listerial meningitis and meningoencephalitis
Other forms of listeriosis
Other forms of listeriosis
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.