Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic organisms. Such organisms are bacteria, viruses, protozoa, mycosis, helminths, and parasites. The ICD-10- CM chapter one is titled “Certain Infectious and Parasitic Diseases. The corresponding code categories are A00-B99. Diseases caused by infection include 20-40% of the total number of human diseases known. There are more than 1,200 infectious diseases that are recognized. It is important that anyone having symptoms of a contagious or infectious disease get the proper treatment and are quarantined if necessary, it takes every person to keep a contagious disease from being transmitted. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors understand the importance of being aware of patients that present with an illness. It is imperative that the staff of Sugar Land Chiropractors keep the exam rooms and any areas that patients may come in contact with as sterile as possible. Many doctors specialize in diseases such as a urologist. venerelogists, epidemiologist, gynecologist, TB doctos, immunologist, otolaryngologists, virologist and other., Infectious disease can be divided into certain groups such as intestinal diseases, respiratory tract infections, the transmission of blood infections, infectious diseases of into government and infection with multiple pathways
The classification of infectious diseases with pathogens in nature include viruses: measles, influenza, HIV, viral hepatitis, meningitis, and cytomegalovirus infection. Infectious diseases with pathogens in nature of prions: fatal familial insomnia, are calls from bacteria or: cholera play dysentery staphylococcal and strep to cockle infections salmonella and meningitis. Infectious diseases pathogen in nature that is fungal infections includes aspergillosis, candidiasis, mucormycotic, and chromomycosis. Infectious diseases are divided into zoonotic and Anthropos. Zoonotic diseases include animals’ diseases such as rabies, anthrax, foot and mouth disease, and listeriosis. Although Zoonotic diseases are not very common, they can be extremely deadly should one contract any of the Zoonotic diseases. Anthropos include diseases that are transmitted from person to people such as measles, typhoid, cholera, dysentery, small parts, typhoid fever and diphtheria. Some invasive or parasitic diseases are caused by insects, protozoa, and mites. Quarantine diseases are the most dangerous infections there are period these tend to spread rapidly and are highly contagious and serious epidemic. They also have a high risk of rapid death. These include plague, fever, Cholera, anthrax, tularemia and malaria. Although these diseases are unlikely to be found at Sugar Land Chiropractors, it is always their practice to keep the exam rooms clean and to provide antibacterial soap for the patients to use.
Disease prevention is key to controlling infectious diseases. This is the reason that Sugar Land Chiropractors keep hand sanitizer available to all staff and patients. A person should wash their hands often using soap and water especially before eating. Washing fruits and vegetable is another keyway to controlling contagious diseases. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors work hard to keep the exam rooms sterile and clean. After each patient the exam room is wiped down with antibacterial wipes.
Coding for infectious diseases is divided into subsections. Each subsection has a specific type of infectious disease. The doctors at Sugar Land Chiropractors remain diligent when examining patients and take particular notice of any person that appears ill When coding for these diseases it is imperative to code within the correct subsection.
A00-A09 which is intestinal infectious diseases. Codes in this subsection include codes for bacterial foodborne intoxication, salmonella, typhoid fever, paratyphoid fevers, amebiasis, protozoal intestinal disease, rotavirus enteritis, gastroenteritis, colitis and cholera.
The next subsection is A10 -A 49 which is bacterial diseases. this subsection is divided into
categories for tuberculosis, certain zoonotic bacterial diseases, and other bacterial diseases.
The subsection A50- 864 is infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission. Conditions of this subsection include chlamydial infections, syphilis, gonococcal infections trichomoniasis, herpes, granuloma inguinale and chancroids.
Subsection A65 A869 which is other Spirochetal disease. These codes include nonvenereal syphilis, pinta, yaws, Lyme disease and relapsing fever.
Subsection A70-A74 cover othere diseases caused by Chlaydiae. These codes refer to non-sexually transmitted chlamydial infections.
A75-A79 Rickettsioses. These conditions are codes that included spotted fever, typjhus fever, trench fever and Q Fever.
A90-A99 is Arthropod-Borne Viral Fevers and Viral Hemorrhagic Fever.
The next subsection is B00-B09 which includes Viral Infections Characterized by Skin ad Mucous Membranes Lesions. These conditions include herpes viral infections, varicella, smallpox, measles, rubella, viral warts, monkey pox and zoster.
B10 is Other Human Herpes viruses. These conditions are human herpes.
B15-B19 is viral hepatitis. Conditions here include acute and chronic viral hepatitis.
B25-B34 is other viral diseases. These include mumps, mononucleosis, cytomegaloviral diseases and viral conjunctivitis.
B35-B49 is Mycoses. These conditions include sporotrichosis candidiasis, histoplasmosis, mycetoma, aspergillosis and others.
B50-B65 is Protozoal disease. These include plasmodium vivax malaria, plasma malariae malaria, plasmodium falciparum malaria, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, toxoplasmosis and other protozoal diseases.
B65-B83 Helminthiases. These conditions include fluke infections, tapeworm infections, filariasis, and other helminthiasis infections.
B85-B89 Pediculosis, Acariasis and Other infestations. These conditions include head lice, body lice, scabies, myiasis and other parasitic infestations.
B90-B94 Sequelae of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases. These conditions include sequelae of leprosy, tuberculosis and other infectious and parasitic diseases.
B95-B97 is Bacterial and viral infectious agents. These conditions include infection by streptococcus, enterococcus, e. coli and other bacterial agents.
B99 – Other infections disease. These conditions for which more specific codes are not listed such as blood disorders include coagulation defects, anemias and various other disorder of the blood components.
Although Sugar Land Chiropractors do not intend to be exposed to infectious diseases it is still important to stay educated and aware. Coding infectious and contagious diseases properly is very important. This is advantageous in keeping a disease from becoming an epidemic. Without proper coding it would be possible for a person to be misdiagnosed or have an error in their health record thus allowing for more contact with the public. Being able to control these contagious diseases is the most important way to save lives. This is just one of the many reasons Sugar Land Chiropractors work so hard to sanitize their clinic and to keep it sanitized at all times. It is important that any disease or illness is not transmitted within the Sugar Land Chiropractors clinic.