ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 082.8

Tick-borne ricketts NEC

Diagnosis Code 082.8

ICD-9: 082.8
Short Description: Tick-borne ricketts NEC
Long Description: Other specified tick-borne rickettsioses
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 082.8

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Rickettsioses and other arthropod-borne diseases (080-088)
      • 082 Tick-borne rickettsioses

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Old World tick typhus

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 082.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Tick Bites

If you spend time outdoors or have pets that go outdoors, you need to beware of ticks. Ticks are small bloodsucking parasites. Many species transmit diseases to animals and people. Some of the diseases you can get from a tick bite are Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia.

Some ticks are so small that they can be difficult to see. Ticks may get on you if you walk through areas where they live, such as tall grass, leaf litter or shrubs.

Tick-borne diseases occur worldwide, including in your own backyard. To help protect yourself and your family, you should

  • Use a chemical repellent with DEET, permethrin or picaridin
  • Wear light-colored protective clothing
  • Tuck pant legs into socks
  • Avoid tick-infested areas
  • Check yourself, your children and your pets daily for ticks and carefully remove any ticks you find

  • Colorado tick fever
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Relapsing fever
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Serology for tularemia
  • Tick bite
  • Tick paralysis
  • Tick removal
  • Tularemia

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