Diagnosis Code


Code Information

Diagnosis Code: A05.1

Short Description: Botulism food poisoning

Long Description: Botulism food poisoning

The code A05.1 is VALID for claim submission

Code Classification:

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Intestinal infectious diseases (A00-A09)
      • Oth bacterial foodborne intoxications, NEC (A05)
        • A05.1 Botulism food poisoning

Code Version: 2022 ICD-10-CM


  • Disorder of neuromuscular junction caused by botulinum toxin
  • Foodborne botulism
  • Foodborne botulism, type A
  • Foodborne botulism, type B
  • Foodborne botulism, type E
  • Foodborne botulism, type F
  • Infection caused by Clostridium botulinum
  • Intestinal botulism
  • Intoxication with Clostridium botulinum toxin
  • Poisoning by skeletal muscle relaxant
  • Toxic neuromuscular junction disorder

Diagnostic Related Group(s)

The code A05.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v39.0)
  • Other Infectious And Parasitic Diseases Diagnoses With Mcc (867)
  • Other Infectious And Parasitic Diseases Diagnoses With Cc (868)
  • Other Infectious And Parasitic Diseases Diagnoses Without Cc/mcc (869)

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code A05.1 has the following ICD-10-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Inclusion Terms:
    • Botulism NOS
    • Classical foodborne intoxication due to Clostridium botulinum
  • Type 1 Excludes Notes:
    • infant botulism (@A48.51*)
    • wound botulism (@A48.52*)

Crosswalk Information

ICD-10 Code ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
A05.1 Right Arrow 005.1 Botulism food poisoning

This ICD-10 to ICD-9 data is based on the 2018 General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) files published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for informational purposes only. The data is not an ICD-10 conversion tool and doesn’t guarantee clinical accuracy.

Similar Codes

ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
A05 Other bacterial foodborne intoxications, not elsewhere classified
A05.0 Foodborne staphylococcal intoxication
A05.2 Foodborne Clostridium perfringens [Clostridium welchii] intoxication
A05.3 Foodborne Vibrio parahaemolyticus intoxication
A05.4 Foodborne Bacillus cereus intoxication
A05.5 Foodborne Vibrio vulnificus intoxication
A05.8 Other specified bacterial foodborne intoxications
A05.9 Bacterial foodborne intoxication, unspecified

This page was last updated on: 10/1/2021