ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Mar 23, 2019
  ICD-10 Code for Diphtheritic cardiomyopathy A36.81

A36.81 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

A36.81 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 myocarditis
See also ICD 10 code for

Related Terms to “Diphtheritic cardiomyopathy”

  • Diphtheria, diphtheritic(gangrenous) (hemorrhagic) - A36.9
    • myocarditis - A36.81
  • Myocarditis(with arteriosclerosis)(chronic)(fibroid) (interstitial) (old) (progressive) (senile) - I51.4
    • diphtheritic - A36.81
    • in(due to)
      • diphtheria - A36.81
See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to A36.81 Diphtheritic cardiomyopathy

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