What is ICD-10 code Z21?

Code Z21 is used for patients who are asymptomatic, meaning they are HIV positive but have never had an HIV-related condition.

What is the ICD-10 code for cryptococcal meningitis?

321.0 – Cryptococcal meningitis. ICD-10-CM.

What is unspecified meningitis?

Meningitis due to other and unspecified causes Inflammation of the meninges (three thin layers of tissue that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord). Meningitis is usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection, but sometimes is caused by cancer, drug allergies, or inflammatory diseases.

What is I10 diagnosis?

ICD-10 uses only a single code for individuals who meet criteria for hypertension and do not have comorbid heart or kidney disease. That code is I10, Essential (primary) hypertension.

How is cryptococcal meningitis treated?

Antifungal medicines are used to treat this form of meningitis. Intravenous (IV, through a vein) therapy with amphotericin B is the most common treatment. It is often combined with an oral antifungal medicine called 5-flucytosine. Another oral drug, fluconazole, in high doses may also be effective.

What is pulmonary cryptococcosis?

Introduction. Pulmonary cryptococcosis is a rare lung infection caused by Cryptococcus neoformans. This microorganism usually causes severe pneumonia in an immunocompromised patient, especially in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, and can lead to death.

What are the symptoms of arachnoiditis?

What are the symptoms of arachnoiditis?

  • Tingling, numbness or weakness in the legs.
  • Sensations that may feel like insects crawling on the skin or water trickling down the leg.
  • Severe shooting pain that can be similar to an electric shock sensation.
  • Muscle cramps, spasms and uncontrollable twitching.

What causes aseptic meningitis?

About half of aseptic meningitis cases are caused by coxsackie virus or echovirus, two members of the enterovirus family. The rate of enteroviral infections increases in the summer and early fall. Enteroviruses are spread by hand-to-mouth contact and coughing. They also may be spread by contact with fecal matter.

Can I10 be used as a primary diagnosis?

I10 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.

What is an I10 blood test?

I10. Essential (Primary) Hypertension. I11.9. Hypertensive Heart Disease Without Heart Failure.

Is Cryptococcus fatal?

Cryptococcal meningitis can be fatal if not treated quickly, especially in people with HIV or AIDS.

What type of infection is cryptococcal meningitis?

Cryptococcal meningitis is a fungal infection of the tissues covering the brain and spinal cord. These tissues are called meninges.