Valid for Submission
A28.1 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of cat-scratch disease. The code A28.1 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code A28.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like cat scratch disease.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code A28.1:
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Cat-scratch fever
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 A28.1 are found in the index:
- - Encephalitis (chronic) (hemorrhagic) (idiopathic) (nonepidemic) (spurious) (subacute) - G04.90
- - Fever (inanition) (of unknown origin) (persistent) (with chills) (with rigor) - R50.9
- - cat-scratch - A28.1
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Cat scratch disease
- CAT SCRATCH DISEASE-. a self limiting bacterial infection of the regional lymph nodes caused by afipia felis a gram negative bacterium recently identified by the centers for disease control and prevention and by bartonella henselae. it usually arises one or more weeks following a feline scratch with raised inflammatory nodules at the site of the scratch being the primary symptom.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
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Information for Patients
Cat Scratch Disease
Also called: CSD, Cat scratch fever
Cat scratch disease (CSD) is an illness caused by the bacterium Bartonella henselae. Almost half of all cats carry the infection at some point. The infection does not make cats sick. However, the scratch or bite of an infected cat can cause symptoms in people, including
- Swollen lymph nodes, especially around the head, neck, and upper limbs
- Poor appetite
For people with weak immune systems, CSD may cause more serious problems. The best way to avoid CSD is to avoid rough play with cats that could lead to scratches or bites. If you do get a scratch or bite, wash it well with soap and water. If the bite or scratch gets infected or if you have symptoms of CSD, call your doctor.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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