Mediterranean

Alphabetical Index

Use the alphabetical index for the main term mediterranean to review the available sub terms and properly select the ICD-10 code with the highest degree of specificity. Instructional notations will guide the coder with information such as "see", "see also", "with", "without", "due to", and "code by site".

  • 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

Clinical Terms

The following are some of the clinical term definitions related or applicable to mediterranean within the ICD-10 index for Diseases and Injuries.

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)