2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 037
- disease caused by tetanospasmin, a powerful protein toxin produced by Clostridium tetani; tetanus usually occurs after an acute injury, such as a puncture wound or laceration; generalized tetanus, the most common form, is characterized by tetanic muscular contractions and hyperreflexia; localized tetanus presents itself as a mild condition with manifestations restricted to muscles near the wound.
- ICD-9-CM 037 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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