ICD-10-CM Code A98.5

Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

A98.5 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code A98.5 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bhanja virus disease or disease due to hantanvirus or disease due to hantavirus or hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome or puumala virus nephropathy.

Short Description:Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome
Long Description:Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome

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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code A98.5:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion 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.
  • Epidemic hemorrhagic fever
  • Korean hemorrhagic fever
  • Russian hemorrhagic fever
  • Hantaan virus disease
  • Hantavirus disease with renal manifestations
  • Nephropathia epidemica
  • Songo fever

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • hantavirus cardio-pulmonary syndrome B33.4

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 A98.5 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:

  • Bhanja virus disease
  • Disease due to Hantanvirus
  • Disease due to Hantavirus
  • Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome
  • Puumala virus nephropathy

Clinical Information

  • HEMORRHAGIC FEVER WITH RENAL SYNDROME-. an acute febrile disease occurring predominately in asia. it is characterized by fever prostration vomiting hemorrhagic phenonema shock and renal failure. it is caused by any one of several closely related species of the genus hantavirus. the most severe form is caused by hantaan virus whose natural host is the rodent apodemus agrarius. milder forms are caused by seoul virus and transmitted by the rodents rattus rattus and r. norvegicus and the puumala virus with transmission by clethrionomys galreolus.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code A98.5 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 A98.5 to ICD-9

  • 078.6 - Hem nephrosonephritis

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Arthropod-borne viral fevers and viral hemorrhagic fevers (A90-A99)
      • Other viral hemorrhagic fevers, not elsewhere classified (A98)

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

Hemorrhagic Fevers

Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) are a group of illnesses caused by four families of viruses. These include the Ebola and Marburg, Lassa fever, and yellow fever viruses. VHFs have common features: they affect many organs, they damage the blood vessels, and they affect the body's ability to regulate itself. Some VHFs cause mild disease, but some, like Ebola or Marburg, cause severe disease and death.

VHFs are found around the world. Specific diseases are usually limited to areas where the animals that carry them live. For example, Lassa fever is limited to rural areas of West Africa where rats and mice carry the virus.

The risk for travelers is low, but you should avoid visiting areas where there are disease outbreaks. Because there are no effective treatments for some of these viral infections, there is concern about their use in bioterrorism.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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