Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 038.12
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus septicemia
  • Short description: MRSA septicemia.
  • ICD-9-CM 038.12 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 038.12 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 038.12.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 038.12: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Methicillin resistant Staph aureus (MRSA) septicemia
  • Sepsis without acute organ dysfunction due to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus septicemia
  • Sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction, w MRSA septicemia
  • Septic shock acute organ dysfunction, MRSA
  • Septic shock w acute organ dysfunction, w MRSA septicemia
  • Septic shock with acute organ dysfunction due to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus septicemia
  • Severe sepsis acute organ dysfunction, MRSA
  • Severe sepsis w acute organ dysfunction, w MRSA septicemia
  • Severe sepsis with acute organ dysfunction due to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus septicemia
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 038.12 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM A41.02 Sepsis due to Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 038.12:
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • staphylococcal NEC 041.10
      • aureus 041.11
      • food poisoning 005.0
      • generalized (purulent) 038.10
      • pneumonia 482.40
        • aureus 482.41
        • MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) 482.42
        • MSSA (methicillin susceptible staphylococcus aureus) 482.41
        • specified type NEC 482.49
      • septicemia 038.10
        • aureus 038.11
          • methicillin
            • resistant (MRSA) 038.12
            • susceptible (MSSA) 038.11
        • MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) 038.12
        • MSSA (methicillin susceptible staphylococcus aureus) 038.11
        • specified organism NEC 038.19
      • specified NEC 041.19
  • Pyemia, pyemic (purulent) (see also Septicemia) 038.9
  • Septicemia, septicemic (generalized) (suppurative) 038.9
    • methicillin
      • resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) 038.12
      • susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) 038.11
    • MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) 038.12
    • staphylococcal 038.10
      • aureus 038.11
        • methicillin
          • resistant (MRSA) 038.12
          • susceptible (MSSA) 038.11
      • specified organism NEC 038.19
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