ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Sep 19, 2017

See: Relapsing fevers

  ICD-10 Code for Tick-borne relapsing fever A68.1

A68.1 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

A68.1 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 1 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
Section A65-A69 Other spirochetal diseases (A65-A69)
Category A68 Relapsing fevers

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Relapsing fever due to any Borrelia species other than Borrelia recurrentis
See also ICD 10 code for

Related Terms to “Tick-borne relapsing fever”

  • African
    • tick fever - A68.1
  • Carter's relapsing fever(Asiatic) - A68.1
  • Dutton's relapsing fever(West African) - A68.1
  • Fever(inanition) (of unknown origin) (persistent) (with chills) (with rigor) - R50.9
    • African tick-borne - A68.1
    • mianeh - A68.1
    • relapsing(Borrelia) - A68.9
      • Carter's(Asiatic) - A68.1
      • Dutton's(West African) - A68.1
      • Novy's
        • tick-borne - A68.1
      • tick-borne - A68.1
    • South African tick-bite - A68.1
  • Novy's relapsing fever - A68.9
    • tick-borne - A68.1
  • Relapsing fever - A68.9
    • Carter's(Asiatic) - A68.1
    • Dutton's(West African) - A68.1
    • Novy's(American) - A68.1
    • tick-borne(endemic) - A68.1
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to A68.1 Tick-borne relapsing fever

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