ICD-10-CM Code A82.9

Rabies, unspecified

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

A82.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of rabies, unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code A82.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute neurological rabies, confirmed rabies, derriengue, disorder confirmed, human rabies, incubating rabies, etc

Short Description:Rabies, unspecified
Long Description:Rabies, unspecified

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 A82.9 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:

  • Acute neurological rabies
  • Confirmed rabies
  • Derriengue
  • Disorder confirmed
  • Human rabies
  • Incubating rabies
  • Neurological disorder confirmed
  • Paralytic rabies
  • Rabies
  • Rabies - hydrophobia
  • Rabies - recovery phase
  • Rabies coma
  • Rabies prodrome

Clinical Information

  • 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.
  • RABIES VACCINES-. vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent and treat rabies. the inactivated virus vaccine is used for preexposure immunization to persons at high risk of exposure and in conjunction with rabies immunoglobulin for postexposure prophylaxis.
  • RABIES VIRUS-. the type species of lyssavirus causing rabies in humans and other animals. transmission is mostly by animal bites through saliva. the virus is neurotropic multiplying in neurons and myotubes of vertebrates.

Convert A82.9 to ICD-9

  • 071 - Rabies (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

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

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


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

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