ICD-10 Diagnosis Code A75.0

Epidemic louse-borne typhus fever d/t Rickettsia prowazekii

Diagnosis Code A75.0

ICD-10: A75.0
Short Description: Epidemic louse-borne typhus fever d/t Rickettsia prowazekii
Long Description: Epidemic louse-borne typhus fever due to Rickettsia prowazekii
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code A75.0

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Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Rickettsioses (A75-A79)
      • Typhus fever (A75)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code A75.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 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

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  • 080 - Louse-borne typhus

Synonyms
  • Louse-borne typhus
  • Typhus group rickettsial disease

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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

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