A75.3 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of typhus fever due to rickettsia tsutsugamushi. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Infection caused by Orientia
- Scrub typhus
- Scrub Typhus-. an acute infectious disease caused by orientia tsutsugamushi. it is limited to eastern and southeastern asia, india, northern australia, and the adjacent islands. characteristics include the formation of a primary cutaneous lesion at the site of the bite of an infected mite, fever lasting about two weeks, and a maculopapular rash.
- Orientia tsutsugamushi-. a gram-negative, rod-shaped to coccoid bacterium. it is the etiologic agent of scrub typhus in humans and is transmitted by mites from rodent reservoirs.
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:
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.
- Scrub (mite-borne) typhus
- Tsutsugamushi fever
- Typhus fever due to Orientia Tsutsugamushi (scrub typhus)
Index to Diseases and Injuries References
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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:
- - Disease, diseased - See Also: Syndrome;
- - Fever (inanition) (of unknown origin) (persistent) (with chills) (with rigor) - R50.9
- - Kedani fever - A75.3
- - Sumatran mite fever - A75.3
- - Tsutsugamushi (disease) (fever) - A75.3
Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|A75.3||081.2 - Scrub typhus|
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 types of don't make you sick. Many types are helpful. Some of them 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.
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- FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
- FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
- FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
- FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
- FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
- FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
- FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
- FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)