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Actinomycosis, unspecified Save

ICD-10 code: A42.9

Chapter: Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

Understanding Actinomycosis, Unspecified

Actinomycosis is a rare bacterial infection that can affect various parts of the human body. It is caused by Actinomyces bacteria, which are commonly found in the mouth, throat, and digestive tract. While actinomycosis can occur in different parts of the body, actinomycosis, unspecified is a term used when the location of the infection is not specified.

The symptoms of actinomycosis, unspecified can vary depending on the affected area of the body. Some common symptoms include:

  1. Fever and chills
  2. Swelling and redness in the affected area
  3. Pain and tenderness
  4. Drainage of pus or other fluids from the affected area
  5. Difficulty swallowing or breathing

Actinomycosis, unspecified can be diagnosed through various tests such as blood tests, imaging tests like CT scans or MRI, and biopsies. Treatment for actinomycosis, unspecified typically involves long-term antibiotics to eliminate the infection. In some cases, surgical drainage or removal of infected tissue may be necessary.

There are certain risk factors that can increase the chances of developing actinomycosis, unspecified. These include:

  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Chronic skin infections
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Smoking
  • Compromised immune system

It is important to seek medical attention if you suspect you may have actinomycosis, unspecified. Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent complications and improve outcomes.


Actinomycosis, unspecified is a rare bacterial infection that can occur in various parts of the body. It is caused by Actinomyces bacteria and can be diagnosed through various tests. Treatment typically involves long-term antibiotics, and surgery may be necessary in some cases. Risk factors for actinomycosis, unspecified include poor dental hygiene, chronic skin infections, alcohol abuse, smoking, and a compromised immune system. If you suspect you may have actinomycosis, unspecified, seek medical attention promptly.

Diagnosis Codes for Actinomycosis, unspecified | A42.9