2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A22.1

Pulmonary anthrax

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Pulmonary anthrax
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Certain zoonotic bacterial diseases
      • Anthrax

A22.1 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of pulmonary anthrax. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Anthrax
  • Anthrax
  • Anthrax pneumonia
  • Bacterial infection due to Bacillus
  • Bacterial infection due to Bacillus
  • Inhalational anthrax

Clinical Classification

Clinical CategoryCCSR Category CodeInpatient Default CCSROutpatient Default CCSR
Bacterial infectionsINF003N - Not default inpatient assignment for principal diagnosis or first-listed diagnosis.N - Not default outpatient assignment for principal diagnosis or first-listed diagnosis.
Pneumonia (except that caused by tuberculosis)RSP002Y - Yes, default inpatient assignment for principal diagnosis or first-listed diagnosis.Y - Yes, default outpatient assignment for principal diagnosis or first-listed diagnosis.

Clinical Information

  • Anthrax

    an acute infection caused by the spore-forming bacteria bacillus anthracis. it commonly affects hoofed animals such as sheep and goats. infection in humans often involves the skin (cutaneous anthrax), the lungs (inhalation anthrax), or the gastrointestinal tract. anthrax is not contagious and can be treated with antibiotics.
  • Anthrax Vaccines

    vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent anthrax.
  • Bacillus anthracis

    a species of bacteria that causes anthrax in humans and animals.
  • Anthrax

    an infection caused by bacillus anthracis bacteria. it may affect the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, or skin. patients with lung infection present with fever, headaches, cough, chest pain and shortness of breath. patients with gastrointestinal infection present with nausea, vomiting and bloody diarrhea. patients with skin infection develop blisters and ulcers.
  • Anthrax Toxin Receptor 1|ANTXR1|Tumor Endothelial Marker 8

    anthrax toxin receptor 1 (564 aa, ~63 kda) is encoded by the human antxr1 gene. this protein plays a role in the regulation of both cell adhesion and cellular motility.
  • ANTXR1 Gene|ANTXR1|ANTXR1|Anthrax Toxin Receptor 1 Gene

    this gene plays a role in cell-matrix adhesion.
  • ANTXR1 wt Allele|ATR|Anthrax Toxin Receptor 1 wt Allele|FLJ10601|FLJ21776|TEM8

    human antxr1 wild-type allele is located in the vicinity of 2p13.1 and is approximately 236 kb in length. this allele, which encodes anthrax toxin receptor 1 protein, is involved in the modulation of cytoskeletal rearrangement, cellular adhesion and cell migration. mutation of the gene is associated with hemangioma capillary infantile.

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Inhalation anthrax
  • Ragpicker's disease
  • Woolsorter's disease

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert A22.1 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 022.1 - Pulmonary anthrax
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
  • ICD-9-CM Code: 022.1 - Pulmonary anthrax
    Combination Flag - Multiple codes are needed to describe the source diagnosis code. Correct coding should be done based on contextual judgment.
  • ICD-9-CM Code: 484.5 - Pneumonia in anthrax
    Combination Flag - Multiple codes are needed to describe the source diagnosis code. Correct coding should be done based on contextual judgment.

Patient Education


Anthrax is a disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, a germ that lives in soil. Many people know about it from the 2001 bioterror attacks. In the attacks, someone purposely spread anthrax through the U.S. mail. This killed five people and made 22 sick.

Anthrax is rare. It affects animals such as cattle, sheep, and goats more often than people. People can get anthrax from contact with infected animals, wool, meat, or hides. It can cause three forms of disease in people. They are:

  • Cutaneous, which affects the skin. People with cuts or open sores can get it if they touch the bacteria.
  • Inhalation, which affects the lungs. You can get this if you breathe in spores of the bacteria.
  • Gastrointestinal, which affects the digestive system. You can get it by eating infected meat.

Antibiotics often cure anthrax if it is diagnosed early. But many people don't know they have anthrax until it is too late to treat. A vaccine to prevent anthrax is available for people in the military and others at high risk.

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Lung Diseases

When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen from the air and deliver it to the bloodstream. The cells in your body need oxygen to work and grow. During a normal day, you breathe nearly 25,000 times. People with lung disease have difficulty breathing. Millions of people in the U.S. have lung disease. If all types of lung disease are lumped together, it is the number three killer in the United States.

The term lung disease refers to many disorders affecting the lungs, such as asthma, COPD, infections like influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis, lung cancer, and many other breathing problems. Some lung diseases can lead to respiratory failure.

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.


[1] Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.