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2007 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 995.9
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (sirs)
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- A serious condition in which there is inflammation throughout the whole body. It may be caused by a severe bacterial infection (sepsis), trauma, or pancreatitis. It is marked by fast heart rate, low blood pressure, low or high body temperature, and low or high white blood cell count. The condition may lead to multiple organ failure and shock.
- A systemic inflammatory condition usually caused by bacterial infections leading to sepsis. Other causes include trauma, burns, pancreatitis, and hemorrhage. It is characterized by tachycardia, hypotension, low or high body temperature, and leucopenia or leukocytosis. It may lead to multiple organ failure and shock.
- A systemic inflammatory response to a variety of clinical insults, characterized by two or more of the following conditions: (1) fever >38 degrees c or hypothermia <36 degrees c; (2) tachycardia >90 beat/minute; (3) tachypnea >24 breaths/minute; (4) leukocytosis >12,000 cells/cubic mm or 10% immature forms. While usually related to infection, sirs can also be associated with noninfectious insults such as trauma; burns; or pancreatitis. If infection is involved, a patient with sirs is said to have sepsis.
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