A22.9 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of anthrax, unspecified. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like A22.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Anthrax manifestation
- Bacterial infection due to Bacillus
- 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.
Index to Diseases and Injuries References
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:
- - Anthrax - A22.9
- - Chabert's disease - A22.9
Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|A22.9||022.9 - Anthrax NOS|
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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- 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 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)