ICD-10 Code A80

Acute poliomyelitis

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code
ICD-10: A80
Short Description:Acute poliomyelitis
Long Description:Acute poliomyelitis

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10 A80 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of acute poliomyelitis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • A80.0 - Acute paralytic poliomyelitis, vaccine-associated
  • A80.1 - Acute paralytic poliomyelitis, wild virus, imported
  • A80.2 - Acute paralytic poliomyelitis, wild virus, indigenous
  • A80.3 - Acute paralytic poliomyelitis, other and unspecified
  • A80.30 - Acute paralytic poliomyelitis, unspecified
  • A80.39 - Other acute paralytic poliomyelitis
  • A80.4 - Acute nonparalytic poliomyelitis
  • A80.9 - Acute poliomyelitis, unspecified

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Viral and prion infections of the central nervous system (A80-A89)
      • Acute poliomyelitis (A80)

Information for Medical Professionals

Clinical Information

Notes:

  • Poliomyelitis: An acute infectious disease of humans, particularly children, caused by any of three serotypes of human poliovirus (POLIOVIRUS). Usually the infection is limited to the gastrointestinal tract and nasopharynx, and is often asymptomatic. The central nervous system, primarily the spinal cord, may be affected, leading to rapidly progressive paralysis, coarse FASCICULATION and hyporeflexia. Motor neurons are primarily affected. Encephalitis may also occur. The virus replicates in the nervous system, and may cause significant neuronal loss, most notably in the spinal cord. A rare related condition, nonpoliovirus poliomyelitis, may result from infections with nonpoliovirus enteroviruses. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp764-5)

Terms:

  • Infantile Paralysis; Polio; Poliomyelitis, Nonpoliovirus; Poliomyelitis, Preparalytic

Information for Patients


Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome

Also called: Infantile paralysis, PPS, Poliomyelitis

Polio is an infectious disease caused by a virus. The virus lives in an infected person's throat and intestines. It is most often spread by contact with the stool of an infected person. You can also get it from droplets if an infected person sneezes or coughs. It can contaminate food and water if people do not wash their hands.

Most people have no symptoms. If you have symptoms, they may include fever, fatigue, nausea, headache, flu-like symptoms, stiff neck and back, and pain in the limbs. A few people will become paralyzed. There is no treatment to reverse the paralysis of polio.

Some people who've had polio develop post-polio syndrome (PPS) years later. Symptoms include tiredness, new muscle weakness, and muscle and joint pain. There is no way to prevent or cure PPS.

The polio vaccine has wiped out polio in the United States and most other countries.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Polio: Information for Parents (American Academy of Family Physicians)
  • Polio: Information for Parents (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Polio: Information for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Poliomyelitis (Medical Encyclopedia)

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