Other tetanus A35-

Applicable To
  • Tetanus NOS
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 A35. 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.
  • obstetrical tetanus (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A34

    Obstetrical tetanus

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years) Female Dx
    A34
    )
  • tetanus neonatorum (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A33

    Tetanus neonatorum

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Newborn/Neonate Dx (0 years)
    A33
    )
Clinical Information
  • A disease caused by tetanospasmin, a powerful protein toxin produced by clostridium tetani. Tetanus usually occurs after an acute injury, such as a puncture wound or laceration. Generalized tetanus, the most common form, is characterized by tetanic muscular contractions and hyperreflexia. Localized tetanus presents itself as a mild condition with manifestations restricted to muscles near the wound. It may progress to the generalized form.
  • A serious infectious disorder that follows wound contamination by the gram-positive bacterium clostridium tetani. The bacteria produce a neurotoxin called tetanospasmin, which causes muscle spasm in the jaw and other anatomic sites.
  • Disease caused by tetanospasmin, a powerful protein toxin produced by clostridium tetani; tetanus usually occurs after an acute injury, such as a puncture wound or laceration; generalized tetanus, the most common form, is characterized by tetanic muscular contractions and hyperreflexia; localized tetanus presents itself as a mild condition with manifestations restricted to muscles near the wound.
  • Tetanus is a serious illness caused by tetanus bacteria. The bacteria live in soil, saliva, dust and manure. The bacteria usually enter the body through a deep cut, like those you might get from cutting yourself with a knife or stepping on a nail.the infection causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It can lead to "locking" of the jaw, which makes it impossible to open your mouth or swallow. If this happens, you could die of suffocation.if you get tetanus, there is usually a long course of treatment. The tetanus vaccine can prevent tetanus but its protection does not last forever. Adults should get a tetanus shot, or booster, every 10 years. If you get a bad cut or burn, see your doctor--you may need a booster.
Codes
  • A35 Other tetanus