Tick Bites

Image of an engorged tick on person's arm
An engorged tick on a person’s arm

The Coding Challenge


A 23-year-old male presents with an engorged tick on his left arm. He has no medical or surgical history and currently shows no symptoms. On examination, a small unidentifiable tick is seen on his left upper arm. There is no sign of a rash. The patient is given a single dose of doxycycline. Assign for ICD-10-CM.

A. W57.XXXA, S40.872A
B. S41.152A, W57.XXXS
C. W57.XXXS, S40.862S
D. S41.152A, W57.XXXA


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