A01.01 ICD 10 Code is a billable and specific code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis of Typhoid meningitis for reimbursement purposes. The 2021 edition of the American ICD-10-CM code became effective on October 1, 2020.
Possible back-references that may be applicable or related to A01.01 ICD10 Code:
- A00-B99 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
- A00-A09 Intestinal infectious diseases
- A01 Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers
- A01.0 Typhoid fever
Present On Admission (POA Exempt)
A01.01 ICD 10 code is considered exempt from POA reporting
Clinical information about A01.01 ICD 10 code
Meningitis is inflammation of the thin tissue that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, called the meninges. There are several types of meningitis. The most common is viral meningitis. You get it when a virus enters the body through the nose or mouth and travels to the brain. Bacterial meningitis is rare, but can be deadly. It usually starts with bacteria that cause a cold-like infection. It can cause stroke, hearing loss, and brain damage. It can also harm other organs. Pneumococcal infections and meningococcal infections are the most common causes of bacterial meningitis.
Anyone can get meningitis, but it is more common in people with weak immune systems. Meningitis can get serious very quickly. You should get medical care right away if you have
- A sudden high fever
- A severe headache
- A stiff neck
- Nausea or vomiting
Early treatment can help prevent serious problems, including death. Tests to diagnose meningitis include blood tests, imaging tests, and a spinal tap to test cerebrospinal fluid. Antibiotics can treat bacterial meningitis. Antiviral medicines may help some types of viral meningitis. Other medicines can help treat symptoms.
There are vaccines to prevent some of the bacterial infections that cause meningitis.
NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and StrokeThe information in this box was provided by MedlinePlus.gov