Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 008.45
Intestinal infection due to clostridium difficile
  • Short description: Int inf clstrdium dfcile.
  • ICD-9-CM 008.45 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 008.45 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 008.45.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 008.45: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • C Difficile colitis
  • C difficile diarrhea
  • Clostridium difficile colitis
  • Clostridium difficile colitis infection
  • Clostridium difficile diarrhea
  • Pseudomembranous colitis
  • Pseudomembranous enterocolitis
Applies To
  • Pseudomembranous colitis
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 008.45 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM A04.7 Enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 008.45:
  • Colitis (acute) (catarrhal) (croupous) (cystica superficialis) (exudative) (hemorrhagic) (noninfectious) (phlegmonous) (presumed noninfectious) 558.9
    • pseudomembranous 008.45
  • Enteritis (acute) (catarrhal) (choleraic) (chronic) (congestive) (diarrheal) (exudative) (follicular) (hemorrhagic) (infantile) (lienteric) (noninfectious) (perforative) (phlegmonous) (presumed noninfectious) (pseudomembranous) 558.9
  • Enterocolitis - see also Enteritis
    • pseudomembranous 008.45
      • newborn 008.45
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