A30 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of leprosy [hansen's disease]. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
- Leprosy-. a chronic granulomatous infection caused by mycobacterium leprae. the granulomatous lesions are manifested in the skin, the mucous membranes, and the peripheral nerves. two polar or principal types are lepromatous and tuberculoid.
- Leprosy, Borderline-. a form of leprosy in which there are clinical manifestations of both principal types (lepromatous and tuberculoid). the disease may shift toward one of these two polar or principal forms.
- Leprosy, Lepromatous-. a chronic communicable infection which is a principal or polar form of leprosy. this disorder is caused by mycobacterium leprae and produces diffuse granulomatous skin lesions in the form of nodules, macules, or papules. the peripheral nerves are involved symmetrically and neural sequelae occur in the advanced stage.
- Leprosy, Multibacillary-. a form of leprosy classified by the world health organization for the purpose of treatment, based on clinical manifestations and skin smear results. patients with multibacillary leprosy have six or more lesions with or without positive skin smear results for the causative agent mycobacterium leprae. multibacillary leprosy encompasses borderline lepromatous, midborderline, and lepromatous leprosy.
- Leprosy, Paucibacillary-. a form of leprosy classified by the world health organization for the purpose of treatment, based on clinical manifestations and skin smear results. patients with paucibacillary leprosy have fewer than six skin lesions with no causative agent mycobacterium leprae on any slit-skin smear testing. paucibacillary leprosy encompasses indeterminate, borderline tuberculoid, and tuberculoid leprosy.
- Leprosy, Tuberculoid-. a principal or polar form of leprosy in which the skin lesions are few and are sharply demarcated. peripheral nerve involvement is pronounced and may be severe. unlike lepromatous leprosy (leprosy, lepromatous), the lepromin test is positive. tuberculoid leprosy is rarely a source of infection to others.
- Mycobacterium leprae-. a species of gram-positive, aerobic bacteria that causes leprosy in man. its organisms are generally arranged in clumps, rounded masses, or in groups of bacilli side by side.
Specific Coding for Leprosy [Hansen's disease]
Non-specific codes like A30 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for leprosy [hansen's 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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to this diagnosis code:
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
- infection due to Mycobacterium leprae
Type 1 ExcludesType 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- sequelae of leprosy B92
Mycobacteria are a type of germ. There are many different kinds. The most common one causes tuberculosis. Another one causes leprosy. Still others cause infections that are called atypical mycobacterial infections. They aren't "typical" because they don't cause tuberculosis. But they can still harm people, especially people with other problems that affect their immunity, such as AIDS.
Sometimes you can have these infections with no symptoms at all. At other times, they can cause lung symptoms similar to tuberculosis:
- Weight loss
- Coughing up blood or mucus
- Weakness or fatigue
- Fever and chills
- Night sweats
- Lack of appetite and weight loss
Medicines can treat these infections, but often more than one is needed to cure the infection.
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