ICD-10 Diagnosis Code A20.1

Cellulocutaneous plague

Diagnosis Code A20.1

ICD-10: A20.1
Short Description: Cellulocutaneous plague
Long Description: Cellulocutaneous plague
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code A20.1

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Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Certain zoonotic bacterial diseases (A20-A28)
      • Plague (A20)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code A20.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 867 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 868 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 869 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

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  • 020.1 - Cellulocutaneous plague

Synonyms
  • Cellulocutaneous plague
  • Plague

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Plague

Also called: Bubonic plague, Pneumonic plague

Plague is an infection caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. The bacteria are found mainly in rats and in the fleas that feed on them. People and other animals can get plague from rat or flea bites. In the past, plague destroyed entire civilizations. Today plague is uncommon, due to better living conditions and antibiotics.

There are three forms of plague:

  • Bubonic plague causes the tonsils, adenoids, spleen, and thymus to become inflamed. Symptoms include fever, aches, chills, and tender lymph glands.
  • In septicemic plague, bacteria multiply in the blood. It causes fever, chills, shock, and bleeding under the skin or other organs.
  • Pneumonic plague is the most serious form. Bacteria enter the lungs and cause pneumonia. People with the infection can spread this form to others. This type could be a bioterror agent.

Lab tests can diagnose plague. Treatment is a strong antibiotic. There is no vaccine.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Plague (Medical Encyclopedia)


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