"Anthrax" References in the ICD-10-CM Index to Diseases and Injuries

References in the ICD-10-CM Index to Diseases and Injuries applicable to the clinical term "anthrax"

  • Anthrax - A22.9 Anthrax, unspecified
    • cerebral - A22.8 Other forms of anthrax
    • colitis - A22.2 Gastrointestinal anthrax
    • cutaneous - A22.0 Cutaneous anthrax
    • gastrointestinal - A22.2 Gastrointestinal anthrax
    • inhalation - A22.1 Pulmonary anthrax
    • intestinal - A22.2 Gastrointestinal anthrax
    • meningitis - A22.8 Other forms of anthrax
    • pulmonary - A22.1 Pulmonary anthrax
    • respiratory - A22.1 Pulmonary anthrax
    • sepsis - A22.7 Anthrax sepsis
    • specified manifestation NEC - A22.8 Other forms of anthrax
    • with pneumonia - A22.1 Pulmonary anthrax

Applicable Clinical Terms Definitions

Anthrax: An acute infection caused by the spore-forming bacteria BACILLUS ANTHRACIS. It commonly affects hoofed animals such as sheep and goats. Infection in humans often involves the skin (cutaneous anthrax), the lungs (inhalation anthrax), or the gastrointestinal tract. Anthrax is not contagious and can be treated with antibiotics.

Colitis: Inflammation of the COLON section of the large intestine (INTESTINE, LARGE), usually with symptoms such as DIARRHEA (often with blood and mucus), ABDOMINAL PAIN, and FEVER.

Inhalation: The act of BREATHING in.

Meningitis: Inflammation of the coverings of the brain and/or spinal cord, which consist of the PIA MATER; ARACHNOID; and DURA MATER. Infections (viral, bacterial, and fungal) are the most common causes of this condition, but subarachnoid hemorrhage (HEMORRHAGES, SUBARACHNOID), chemical irritation (chemical MENINGITIS), granulomatous conditions, neoplastic conditions (CARCINOMATOUS MENINGITIS), and other inflammatory conditions may produce this syndrome. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1994, Ch24, p6)

Sepsis: Systemic inflammatory response syndrome with a proven or suspected infectious etiology. When sepsis is associated with organ dysfunction distant from the site of infection, it is called severe sepsis. When sepsis is accompanied by HYPOTENSION despite adequate fluid infusion, it is called SEPTIC SHOCK.