ICD-10 Diagnosis Code A68.9

Relapsing fever, unspecified

Diagnosis Code A68.9

ICD-10: A68.9
Short Description: Relapsing fever, unspecified
Long Description: Relapsing fever, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code A68.9

Valid for Submission
The code A68.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other spirochetal diseases (A65-A69)
      • Relapsing fevers (A68)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code A68.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH MCC 867
  • OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH CC 868
  • OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC 869

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  • 087.9 - Relapsing fever NOS

Synonyms
  • Relapsing fever
  • Relapsing fever of Asia AND/OR Africa
  • Relapsing fever of Central AND/OR South Africa
  • Relapsing fever of Central AND/OR South America
  • Relapsing fever of Iberian Peninsula AND/OR Northwest Africa
  • Relapsing fever of Iran AND/OR Central Asia
  • Relapsing fever of Southern United States, Mexico, Central AND/OR South America
  • Relapsing fever of the Caucasus
  • Relapsing fever of Western North America
  • Relapsing fever of Western United States

Information for Patients


Bacterial Infections

Bacteria are living things that have only one cell. Under a microscope, they look like balls, rods, or spirals. They are so small that a line of 1,000 could fit across a pencil eraser. Most bacteria won't hurt you - less than 1 percent of the different types make people sick. Many are helpful. Some bacteria help to digest food, destroy disease-causing cells, and give the body needed vitamins. Bacteria are also used in making healthy foods like yogurt and cheese.

But infectious bacteria can make you ill. They reproduce quickly in your body. Many give off chemicals called toxins, which can damage tissue and make you sick. Examples of bacteria that cause infections include Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and E. coli.

Antibiotics are the usual treatment. When you take antibiotics, follow the directions carefully. Each time you take antibiotics, you increase the chances that bacteria in your body will learn to resist them causing antibiotic resistance. Later, you could get or spread an infection that those antibiotics cannot cure.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Actinomycosis
  • Bacterial vaginosis -- aftercare
  • Blood culture
  • Gram stain
  • Gram stain of skin lesion
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infection


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