Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 088.81
Lyme Disease
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 088.81 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 088.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acute lyme disease
  • Arthritis due to Lyme disease
  • Erythema chronica migrans
  • Erythema chronicum migrans
  • Erythema chronicum migrans (skin condition)
  • Lyme arthritis
  • Lyme disease
  • Meningitis due to lyme disease
  • Meningitis in Lyme disease
Clinical Information
  • Recurrent multisystemic infectious disease caused by a spirochete, borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted chiefly by ixodes ticks; it is a disease with early and late cutaneous manifestations plus involvement of the nervous system, heart, eye, and joints in variable combinations.
Applies To
  • Erythema chronicum migrans
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 088.81 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM A69.20 Lyme disease, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 088.81:
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Lyme 088.81
  • Erythema, erythematous (generalized) 695.9
    • chronicum migrans 088.81
    • migrans 529.1
      • chronicum 088.81
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • Borrelia
      • bergdorfi 088.81
      • vincentii (mouth) (pharynx) (tonsil) 101
  • Lyme disease 088.81
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