ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z88.0

Allergy status to penicillin

Diagnosis Code Z88.0

ICD-10: Z88.0
Short Description: Allergy status to penicillin
Long Description: Allergy status to penicillin
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z88.0

Valid for Submission
The code Z88.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
      • Allergy status to drug/meds/biol subst (Z88)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Unacceptable principal diagnosis Additional informationCallout TooltipUnacceptable principal diagnosis
There are selected codes that describe a circumstance which influences an individual’s health status but not a current illness or injury, or codes that are not specific manifestations but may be due to an underlying cause. These codes are considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

Convert to ICD-9 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
  • V14.0 - Hx-penicillin allergy

Present on Admission (POA) Additional informationCallout TooltipPresent on Admission
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

The code Z88.0 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Allergy to penicillin
  • Amoxicillin allergy
  • Ampicillin + flucloxacillin allergy
  • Ampicillin allergy
  • Ampicillin and cloxacillin allergy
  • Antipseudomonal penicillins allergy
  • Azlocillin allergy
  • Bacampicillin allergy
  • Benethamine penicillin allergy
  • Benzathine penicillin allergy
  • Benzylpenicillin allergy
  • Broad spectrum penicillins allergy
  • Carbenicillin allergy
  • Carfecillin allergy
  • Ciclacillin allergy
  • Cloxacillin allergy
  • Combined penicillin preparation allergy
  • Flucloxacillin allergy
  • Mecillinam allergy
  • Methicillin allergy
  • Mezlocillin allergy
  • Penicillinase-resistant penicillins allergy
  • Penicillinase-sensitive penicillins allergy
  • Phenethicillin allergy
  • Phenoxymethylpenicillin allergy
  • Piperacillin allergy
  • Piperacillin and tazobactam allergy
  • Pivampicillin allergy
  • Pivampicillin and pivmecillinam allergy
  • Pivmecillinam allergy
  • Procaine penicillin allergy
  • Talampicillin allergy
  • Temocillin allergy
  • Ticarcillin allergy
  • Ticarcillin and clavulanic acid allergy

Information for Patients


Antibiotics are powerful medicines that fight bacterial infections. Used properly, antibiotics can save lives. They either kill bacteria or keep them from reproducing. Your body's natural defenses can usually take it from there.

Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses, such as

  • Colds
  • Flu
  • Most coughs and bronchitis
  • Sore throats, unless caused by strep

If a virus is making you sick, taking antibiotics may do more harm than good. Using antibiotics when you don't need them, or not using them properly, can add to antibiotic resistance. This happens when bacteria change and become able to resist the effects of an antibiotic.

When you take antibiotics, follow the directions carefully. It is important to finish your medicine even if you feel better. If you stop treatment too soon, some bacteria may survive and re-infect you. Do not save antibiotics for later or use someone else's prescription.

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Drug Reactions

Also called: Side effects

Most of the time, medicines make our lives better. They reduce aches and pains, fight infections, and control problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes. But medicines can also cause unwanted reactions.

One problem is interactions, which may occur between

  • Two drugs, such as aspirin and blood thinners
  • Drugs and food, such as statins and grapefruit
  • Drugs and supplements, such as ginkgo and blood thinners
  • Drugs and diseases, such as aspirin and peptic ulcers

Interactions can change the actions of one or both drugs. The drugs might not work, or you could get side effects.

Side effects are unwanted effects caused by the drugs. Most are mild, such as a stomach aches or drowsiness, and go away after you stop taking the drug. Others can be more serious.

Drug allergies are another type of reaction. They can be mild or life-threatening. Skin reactions, such as hives and rashes, are the most common type. Anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, is more rare.

When you start a new prescription or over-the-counter medication, make sure you understand how to take it correctly. Know which other medications and foods you need to avoid. Ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

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