ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
May 29, 2017
  ICD-10 Code for Other diphtheritic complications A36.89

A36.89 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

A36.89 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 1 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
Section A30-A49 Other bacterial diseases (A30-A49)
Category A36 Diphtheria

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Diphtheritic peritonitis
See also ICD 10 code for

Related Terms to “Other diphtheritic complications”

  • Diphtheria, diphtheritic(gangrenous) (hemorrhagic) - A36.9
    • nasal, anterior - A36.89
    • neurological complication - A36.89
    • specified site NEC - A36.89
  • Lymphadenitis - I88.9
    • due to
      • diphtheria(toxin) - A36.89
  • Paralysis, paralytic(complete) (incomplete) - G83.9
  • Peritonitis(adhesive) (bacterial) (fibrinous) (hemorrhagic) (idiopathic) (localized) (perforative) (primary) (with adhesions) (with effusion) - K65.9
    • diphtheritic - A36.89
  • Stomatitis(denture) (ulcerative) - K12.1
    • diphtheritic - A36.89
  • Tracheitis(catarrhal) (infantile) (membranous) (plastic) (septal) (suppurative) (viral) - J04.10
    • diphtheritic(membranous) - A36.89
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.