Specific code 2009 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 038.49
Other septicemia due to gram-negative organisms
  • Short description: GRAM-NEG SEPTICEMIA NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 038.49 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 038.49 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2009 version of ICD-9-CM 038.49.
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 038.49 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM A41.59 Other Gram-negative sepsis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Sepsis without acute organ dysfunction due to gram negative septicemia
  • Sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction, w other gram neg septicemia
  • Sepsis, gram negative septicemia
  • Septicemia due to Chromobacterium
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 038.49:
  • Friedländer's
    • B (bacillus) NEC (see also condition) 041.3
      • sepsis or septicemia 038.49
  • Sepsis (generalized) 995.91
    • Friedländer's 038.49
  • Septicemia, septicemic (generalized) (suppurative) 038.9
    • Aerobacter aerogenes 038.49
    • Enterobacter aerogenes 038.49
    • Friedländer's (bacillus) 038.49
    • Proteus vulgaris 038.49
    • Yersinia enterocolitica 038.49
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