Rabies

Alphabetical Index

Use the alphabetical index for the main term rabies 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".

  • Rabies - A82.9 Rabies, unspecified
    • contact - Z20.3 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to rabies
    • exposure to - Z20.3 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to rabies
    • inoculation reaction - See: Complications, vaccination;
    • sylvatic - A82.0 Sylvatic rabies
    • urban - A82.1 Urban rabies

Clinical Terms

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

Rabies: Acute VIRAL CNS INFECTION affecting mammals, including humans. It is caused by RABIES VIRUS and usually spread by contamination with virus-laden saliva of bites inflicted by rabid animals. Important animal vectors include the dog, cat, bat, fox, raccoon, skunk, and wolf.