A23 ICD 10 Code is a non-billable and non-specific code and should not be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. There are other codes below it with greater level of diagnosis detail. The 2021 edition of the American ICD-10-CM code became effective on October 1, 2020.
Includes for A23 ICD 10 code
- Malta fever
- Mediterranean fever
- undulant fever
- A23.0 Brucellosis due to Brucella melitensis
- A23.1 Brucellosis due to Brucella abortus
- A23.2 Brucellosis due to Brucella suis
- A23.3 Brucellosis due to Brucella canis
- A23.8 Other brucellosis
- A23.9 Brucellosis, unspecified
Possible back-references that may be applicable or related to A23 ICD10 Code:
Present On Admission (POA Exempt)
A23 ICD 10 code is considered exempt from POA reporting
Clinical information about A23 ICD 10 code
Animal diseases that people can catch are called zoonoses. Many diseases affecting humans can be traced to animals or animal products. You can get a disease directly from an animal, or indirectly, through the environment.
Farm animals can carry diseases. If you touch them or things they have touched, like fencing or buckets, wash your hands thoroughly. Adults should make sure children who visit farms or petting zoos wash up as well.
Though they may be cute and cuddly, wild animals may carry germs, viruses, and parasites. Deer and deer mice carry ticks that cause Lyme disease. Some wild animals may carry rabies. Enjoy wildlife from a distance.
Pets can also make you sick. Reptiles pose a particular risk. Turtles, snakes and iguanas can transmit Salmonella bacteria to their owners. You can get rabies from an infected dog or toxoplasmosis from handling kitty litter of an infected cat. The chance that your dog or cat will make you sick is small. You can reduce the risk by practicing good hygiene, keeping pet areas clean and keeping your pets' shots up-to-date.The information in this box was provided by MedlinePlus.gov