ICD-10-CM Code A28.0


Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

A28.0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of pasteurellosis. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code A28.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bacterial osteomyelitis, cat-bite fever, cutaneous pasteurellosis, hemorrhagic septicemia barbone, hemorrhagic septicemia barbone, hemorrhagic septicemia due to pasteurella multocida, etc

Short Description:Pasteurellosis
Long Description:Pasteurellosis

Index to Diseases and Injuries

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 the code A28.0 are found in the index:


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

  • Bacterial osteomyelitis
  • Cat-bite fever
  • Cutaneous pasteurellosis
  • Hemorrhagic septicemia barbone
  • Hemorrhagic septicemia barbone
  • Hemorrhagic septicemia due to Pasteurella multocida
  • Infection by Pasteurella multocida
  • Infection by Pasteurella multocida
  • Infection by Pasteurella multocida
  • Infection due to Rodentibacter pneumotropicus
  • Localized septic infection by cat AND/OR dog bite due to Pasteurella multocida
  • Mesenteric adenitis due to Pasteurella multocida
  • Mesenteric lymphadenitis
  • Pasteurella abscess
  • Pasteurella infection
  • Pasteurella mesenteric adenitis
  • Pasteurella multocida osteomyelitis
  • Pasteurella septic infection
  • Septicemic pasteurellosis
  • Septicemic pasteurellosis
  • Septicemic pasteurellosis
  • Soft tissue pasteurellosis

Clinical Information

  • PASTEURELLA INFECTIONS-. infections with bacteria of the genus pasteurella.
  • PASTEURELLOSIS PNEUMONIC-. bovine respiratory disease found in animals that have been shipped or exposed to cattle recently transported. the major agent responsible for the disease is mannheimia haemolytica and less commonly pasteurella multocida or haemophilus somnus. all three agents are normal inhabitants of the bovine nasal pharyngeal mucosa but not the lung. they are considered opportunistic pathogens following stress physiological and/or a viral infection. the resulting bacterial fibrinous bronchopneumonia is often fatal.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code A28.0 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.


Convert A28.0 to ICD-9

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Certain zoonotic bacterial diseases (A20-A28)
      • Other zoonotic bacterial diseases, not elsewhere classified (A28)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

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.

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