ICD-10-CM Code A69.8

Other specified spirochetal infections

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

A69.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified spirochetal infections. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code A69.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like borrelia infection of central nervous system, borreliosis, infection by borrelia crocidurae, infection by borrelia microti, infection by borrelia turicatae, infection caused by borrelia miyamotoi, etc

Short Description:Other specified spirochetal infections
Long Description:Other specified spirochetal infections

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 A69.8 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:

  • Borrelia infection of central nervous system
  • Borreliosis
  • Infection by Borrelia crocidurae
  • Infection by Borrelia microti
  • Infection by Borrelia turicatae
  • Infection caused by Borrelia miyamotoi
  • Infection of skin caused by Borrelia
  • Myocarditis due to Genus Borrelia
  • Myocarditis due to Order Spirochaetales
  • Tropical phagedenic ulcer
  • Ulcer due to Treponema vincentii

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code A69.8 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 A69.8 to ICD-9

  • 104.8 - Spirochetal infect NEC

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other spirochetal diseases (A65-A69)
      • Other spirochetal infections (A69)

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

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection you get from the bite of an infected tick. The first symptom is usually a red rash, which may look like a bull's eye. But not all people with Lyme disease have a rash. As the infection spreads to other parts of the body, you may have

  • A fever
  • A headache
  • Body aches
  • A stiff neck
  • Fatigue

Lyme disease can be hard to diagnose because many of its symptoms are like those of the flu and other diseases. And you may not have noticed a tick bite. Your health care provider will look at your symptoms and medical history to figure out whether you have Lyme disease. Lab tests may not always give a clear answer until you have been infected for at least a few weeks.

Antibiotics can cure most cases of Lyme disease. The sooner treatment begins, the quicker and more complete the recovery.

After treatment, some patients may still have muscle or joint aches and nervous system symptoms. This is called post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS). Long-term antibiotics have not been shown to help with PTLDS. However, there are ways to help with the symptoms of PTLDS, and most patients do get better with time.

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