ICD-10 Code A82

Rabies

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code
ICD-10: A82
Short Description:Rabies
Long Description:Rabies

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10 A82 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of rabies. 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:

Code Classification

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Clinical Information

Notes:

  • Rabies: Acute VIRAL CNS INFECTION affecting mammals, including humans. It is caused by RABIES VIRUS and usually spread by contamination with virus-laden saliva of bites inflicted by rabid animals. Important animal vectors include the dog, cat, bat, fox, raccoon, skunk, and wolf.

Terms:

  • Hydrophobia

Information for Patients


Rabies

Also called: Hydrophobia

Rabies is a deadly animal disease caused by a virus. It can happen in wild animals, including raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes, or in dogs, cats or farm animals. People get it from the bite of an infected animal.

In people, symptoms of rabies include fever, headache and fatigue, then confusion, hallucinations and paralysis. Once the symptoms begin, the disease is usually fatal. A series of shots can prevent rabies in people exposed to the virus. You need to get them right away. If an animal bites you, wash the wound well; then get medical care.

To help prevent rabies

  • Vaccinate your pet. Rabies vaccines are available for dogs, cats and farm animals
  • Don't let pets roam
  • Don't approach stray animals. Animals with rabies might be aggressive and vicious, or tired and weak

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Rabies (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rabies Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

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