Mediterranean

"Mediterranean" 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 "mediterranean"

  • Mediterranean
    • fever - See: Brucellosis;
      • familial - M04.1 Periodic fever syndromes
      • tick - A77.1 Spotted fever due to Rickettsia conorii
    • kala-azar - B55.0 Visceral leishmaniasis
    • leishmaniasis - B55.0 Visceral leishmaniasis
    • tick fever - A77.1 Spotted fever due to Rickettsia conorii

Applicable Clinical Terms Definitions

Fever: An abnormal elevation of body temperature, usually as a result of a pathologic process.

Leishmaniasis: A disease caused by any of a number of species of protozoa in the genus LEISHMANIA. There are four major clinical types of this infection: cutaneous (Old and New World) (LEISHMANIASIS, CUTANEOUS), diffuse cutaneous (LEISHMANIASIS, DIFFUSE CUTANEOUS), mucocutaneous (LEISHMANIASIS, MUCOCUTANEOUS), and visceral (LEISHMANIASIS, VISCERAL).

Ticks: Blood-sucking acarid parasites of the order Ixodida comprising two families: the softbacked ticks (ARGASIDAE) and hardbacked ticks (IXODIDAE). Ticks are larger than their relatives, the MITES. They penetrate the skin of their host by means of highly specialized, hooked mouth parts and feed on its blood. Ticks attack all groups of terrestrial vertebrates. In humans they are responsible for many TICK-BORNE DISEASES, including the transmission of ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER; TULAREMIA; BABESIOSIS; AFRICAN SWINE FEVER; and RELAPSING FEVER. (From Barnes, Invertebrate Zoology, 5th ed, pp543-44)