ICD-10 Diagnosis Code A37.90

Whooping cough, unspecified species without pneumonia

Diagnosis Code A37.90

ICD-10: A37.90
Short Description: Whooping cough, unspecified species without pneumonia
Long Description: Whooping cough, unspecified species without pneumonia
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code A37.90

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Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other bacterial diseases (A30-A49)
      • Whooping cough (A37)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code A37.90 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • BRONCHITIS AND ASTHMA WITH CC/MCC 202
  • BRONCHITIS AND ASTHMA WITHOUT CC/MCC 203

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Synonyms
  • Acute bacterial bronchitis
  • Bordetellosis
  • Meningitis caused by pertussis
  • Pertussis
  • Whooping cough-like syndrome

Information for Patients


Whooping Cough

Also called: Pertussis

Whooping cough is an infectious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable coughing. The name comes from the noise you make when you take a breath after you cough. You may have choking spells or may cough so hard that you vomit.

Anyone can get whooping cough, but it is more common in infants and children. It's especially dangerous for infants. The coughing spells can be so bad that it is hard for infants to eat, drink, or breathe.

To make a diagnosis, your doctor may do a physical exam, blood tests, chest x-rays, or nose or throat cultures.

Before there was a vaccine, whooping cough was one of the most common childhood diseases and a major cause of childhood deaths in the U.S. Now most cases are prevented by vaccines. If you have whooping cough, treatment with antibiotics may help if given early.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Pertussis
  • Whooping Cough also Known as Pertussis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Whooping Cough also Known as Pertussis (American Academy of Family Physicians)
  • Whooping Cough also Known as Pertussis (American Academy of Pediatrics)


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