ICD-10 Code A26

Erysipeloid

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code
ICD-10: A26
Short Description:Erysipeloid
Long Description:Erysipeloid

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10 A26 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of erysipeloid. The code is NOT valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • A26.0 - Cutaneous erysipeloid
  • A26.7 - Erysipelothrix sepsis
  • A26.8 - Other forms of erysipeloid
  • A26.9 - Erysipeloid, unspecified

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Certain zoonotic bacterial diseases (A20-A28)
      • Erysipeloid (A26)

Information for Medical Professionals

Clinical Information

Notes:

  • Erysipeloid: An infection caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae that is almost wholly restricted to persons who in their occupation handle infected fish, shellfish, poultry, or meat. Three forms of this condition exist: a mild localized form manifested by local swelling and redness of the skin; a diffuse form that might present with fever; and a rare systemic form associated with endocarditis.

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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  • Bacterial vaginosis -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Blood culture (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gram stain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gram stain of skin lesion (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infection (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

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