ICD-10 Diagnosis Code A74

Other diseases caused by chlamydiae

Diagnosis Code A74

ICD-10: A74
Short Description: Other diseases caused by chlamydiae
Long Description: Other diseases caused by chlamydiae
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code A74

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Other diseases caused by chlamydiae (A70-A74)
      • Other diseases caused by chlamydiae (A74)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code A74 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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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