ICD-11 classes
01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
Other bacterial diseases
1C1J — Relapsing fever
1C1J.1 — Louse-borne relapsing fever

ICD-11 1C1J.1 — Louse-borne relapsing fever

A spirochaetal infection caused by the human to human transmission of Borrelia recurrentis by the human body louse. Epidemics are associated with poor living conditions as may result from famine or war. Episodic fever may progress to severe jaundice, haemorrhage, confusion and death. Confirmation is by identification of Borrelia in blood films.

It includes 1 item.

  • Relapsing fever due to Borrelia recurrentis

The diagnosis excludes nothing.

It has no clarifying diagnoses.

The diagnosis is coded elsewhere:

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