ICD-10 Diagnosis Code A35

Other tetanus

Diagnosis Code A35

ICD-10: A35
Short Description: Other tetanus
Long Description: Other tetanus
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code A35

Valid for Submission
The code A35 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other bacterial diseases (A30-A49)
      • Other tetanus (A35)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Cephalic tetanus
  • Generalized tetanus
  • Infection caused by Clostridium tetani
  • Localized tetanus
  • Localized tetanus
  • Tetanic opisthotonus
  • Tetanus
  • Tetanus complicating ectopic AND/OR molar pregnancy
  • Tetanus with trismus

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code A35 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Tetanus is a serious illness caused by Clostridium bacteria. The bacteria live in soil, saliva, dust, and manure. The bacteria can enter the body through a deep cut, like those you might get from stepping on a nail, or through a burn.

The infection causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It can lead to "locking" of the jaw. This makes it impossible to open your mouth or swallow. Tetanus is a medical emergency. You need to get treatment in a hospital.

A vaccine can prevent tetanus. It is given as a part of routine childhood immunization. Adults should get a tetanus shot, or booster, every 10 years. If you get a bad cut or burn, see your doctor - you may need a booster. Immediate and proper wound care can prevent tetanus infection.

  • Tetanus (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tetanus and the Vaccine (Shot) to Prevent It: Information for Parents (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Tetanus and the Vaccine (Shot) to Prevent It: Information for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Tetanus and the Vaccine (Shot) to Prevent It: Information for Parents (American Academy of Family Physicians)

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