2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A69.8

Other specified spirochetal infections

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  • A69.8 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM A69.8 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A69.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 A69.8 may differ.
The following code(s) above A69.8 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 A69.8:
  • A00-B99
    2020 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
  • A65-A69
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range A65-A69

    Other spirochetal diseases

    Type 2 Excludes
    Other spirochetal diseases
ICD-10-CM A69.8 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 867 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with mcc
  • 868 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with cc
  • 869 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert A69.8 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
Code annotations containing back-references to A69.8:
  • Type 1 Excludes: J15
    , J17
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J15

    Bacterial pneumonia, not elsewhere classified

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    Code First
    Code Also
    • associated abscess, if applicable (J85.1)
    Includes
    • bronchopneumonia due to bacteria other than S. pneumoniae and H. influenzae
    Type 1 Excludes
    • chlamydial pneumonia (J16.0)
    • congenital pneumonia (P23.-)
    • Legionnaires' disease (A48.1)
    • spirochetal pneumonia (A69.8)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J17

    Pneumonia in diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Manifestation Code
    Code First
    • underlying disease, such as:
    • Q fever (A78)
    • rheumatic fever (I00)
    • schistosomiasis (B65.0-B65.9)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • candidial pneumonia (B37.1)
    • chlamydial pneumonia (J16.0)
    • gonorrheal pneumonia (A54.84)
    • histoplasmosis pneumonia (B39.0-B39.2)
    • measles pneumonia (B05.2)
    • nocardiosis pneumonia (A43.0)
    • pneumocystosis (B59)
    • pneumonia due to Pneumocystis carinii (B59)
    • pneumonia due to Pneumocystis jiroveci (B59)
    • pneumonia in actinomycosis (A42.0)
    • pneumonia in anthrax (A22.1)
    • pneumonia in ascariasis (B77.81)
    • pneumonia in aspergillosis (B44.0-B44.1)
    • pneumonia in coccidioidomycosis (B38.0-B38.2)
    • pneumonia in cytomegalovirus disease (B25.0)
    • pneumonia in toxoplasmosis (B58.3)
    • rubella pneumonia (B06.81)
    • salmonella pneumonia (A02.22)
    • spirochetal infection NEC with pneumonia (A69.8)
    • tularemia pneumonia (A21.2)
    • typhoid fever with pneumonia (A01.03)
    • varicella pneumonia (B01.2)
    • whooping cough with pneumonia (A37 with fifth-character 1)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A69.8:
  • Bronchitis (diffuse) (fibrinous) (hypostatic) (infective) (membranous) J40
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J40

    Bronchitis, not specified as acute or chronic

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    Applicable To
    • Bronchitis NOS
    • Bronchitis with tracheitis NOS
    • Catarrhal bronchitis
    • Tracheobronchitis NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute bronchitis (J20.-)
    • allergic bronchitis NOS (J45.909-)
    • asthmatic bronchitis NOS (J45.9-)
    • bronchitis due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors (J68.0)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify:
    • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
    • exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period (P96.81)
    • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
    • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
    • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    • tobacco use (Z72.0)
    • Castellani's A69.8
    • spirochetal NEC A69.8
  • Bronchospirochetosis A69.8
    • Castellani A69.8
  • Castellani's disease A69.8
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Castellani's A69.8
  • Gangrene, gangrenous (connective tissue) (dropsical) (dry) (moist) (skin) (ulcer) I96
    - see also Necrosis
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I96

    Gangrene, not elsewhere classified

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    Applicable To
    • Gangrenous cellulitis
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • gangrene in diabetes mellitus (E08-E13 with .52)
    • lung J85.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J85.0

      Gangrene and necrosis of lung

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      • spirochetal A69.8
    • spirochetal NEC A69.8
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) B99.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B99.9

    Unspecified infectious disease

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    • lung J18.9
      - see also Pneumonia
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J18.9

      Pneumonia, unspecified organism

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • spirochetal A69.8
    • spirochetal NOS A69.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A69.9

      Spirochetal infection, unspecified

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      • lung A69.8
      • specified NEC A69.8
  • Pneumonia (acute) (double) (migratory) (purulent) (septic) (unresolved) J18.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J18.9

    Pneumonia, unspecified organism

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • in (due to)
      • spirochetal NEC A69.8
    • spirochetal NEC A69.8
  • Spirochetosis A69.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A69.9

    Spirochetal infection, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • bronchopulmonary A69.8
    • lung A69.8
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative
    • nose, nasal (passage) (infective) (septum) J34.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J34.0

      Abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of nose

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Cellulitis of nose
      • Necrosis of nose
      • Ulceration of nose
      • spirochetal A69.8

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A69.8
A68.9 Relapsing fever, unspecified
A69 Other spirochetal infections
A69.0 Necrotizing ulcerative stomatitis
A69.1 Other Vincent's infections
A69.2 Lyme disease
A69.20 …… unspecified
A69.21 Meningitis due to Lyme disease
A69.22 Other neurologic disorders in Lyme disease
A69.23 Arthritis due to Lyme disease
A69.29 Other conditions associated with Lyme disease
A69.8 Other specified spirochetal infections
A69.9 Spirochetal infection, unspecified
A70 Chlamydia psittaci infections
A71 Trachoma
A71.0 Initial stage of trachoma
A71.1 Active stage of trachoma
A71.9 Trachoma, unspecified
A74 Other diseases caused by chlamydiae
A74.0 Chlamydial conjunctivitis
A74.8 Other chlamydial diseases
A74.81 Chlamydial peritonitis

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