Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 038.9
Unspecified septicemia
  • Short description: Septicemia NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 038.9 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 038.9 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 038.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 038.9: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Sepsis due to central venous catheter
  • Sepsis due to infected central venous catheter
  • Sepsis due to urinary tract infection
  • Sepsis due to UTI
  • Sepsis in childbirth
  • Sepsis in childbirth (whole body reaction to serious infection)
  • Sepsis related to central venous catheter
  • Sepsis with septicemia
  • Sepsis without acute organ dysfunction due to gram positive bacteria
  • Sepsis without acute organ dysfunction due to septicemia, final identification pending
  • Sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction, w gram pos septicemia, final id pending
  • Sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction, w septicemia, final id pending
  • Septic shock acute organ dysfunction
  • Septic shock w acute organ dysfunction, w gram pos septicemia, final id pending
  • Septic shock w acute organ dysfunction, w septicemia, final id pending
  • Septic shock with acute organ dysfunction
  • Septic shock with acute organ dysfunction due to gram positive coccus
  • Septic shock with acute organ dysfunction due to septicemia, final identification pending
  • Septicemia
  • Septicemia (bacteria in blood)
  • Severe sepsis acute organ dysfunction
  • Severe sepsis w acute organ dysfunction, w gram pos septicemia, final id pending
  • Severe sepsis w acute organ dysfunction, w septicemia, final id pending
  • Severe sepsis with acute organ dysfunction
  • Severe sepsis with acute organ dysfunction due to gram positive bacteria
  • Severe sepsis with acute organ dysfunction due to septicemia, final identification pending
  • Urosepsis
038.9 Excludes
Applies To
  • Septicemia NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 038.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM A41.9 Sepsis, unspecified organism
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 038.9:
  • Blood
    • poisoning (see also Septicemia) 038.9
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • generalized NEC (see also Septicemia) 038.9
  • Pyemia, pyemic (purulent) (see also Septicemia) 038.9
    • abscess - see Abscess
    • arthritis (see also Arthritis, pyogenic) 711.0
    • embolism (see also Septicemia) 415.12
    • fever 038.9
    • infection 038.9
    • joint (see also Arthritis, pyogenic) 711.0
    • phlebitis - see Phlebitis
    • specified organism NEC 038.8
    • tuberculous - see Tuberculosis, miliary
  • Sepsis (generalized) 995.91
    • nadir 038.9
  • Septicemia, septicemic (generalized) (suppurative) 038.9
    • with
      • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with sepsis
      • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.0
      • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.0
    • cryptogenic 038.9
    • enteric gram-negative bacilli 038.40
    • Erysipelothrix (insidiosa) (rhusiopathiae) 027.1
    • following
      • abortion 639.0
      • ectopic or molar pregnancy 639.0
      • infusion, injection, transfusion, or vaccination 999.39
    • Friedl√§nder's (bacillus) 038.49
    • gangrenous 038.9
    • Listeria monocytogenes 027.0
    • meningeal - see Meningitis
    • meningococcal (chronic) (fulminating) 036.2
    • methicillin
      • resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) 038.12
      • susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) 038.11
    • MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) 038.12
    • MSSA (methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus) 038.11
    • navel, newborn (organism unspecified) 771.89
    • newborn (organism unspecified) 771.81
    • Pseudomonas (aeruginosa) 038.43
    • puerperal, postpartum 670.2
    • Salmonella (aertrycke) (callinarum) (choleraesuis) (enteritidis) (suipestifer) 003.1
    • Shigella (see also Dysentery, bacillary) 004.9
    • specified organism NEC 038.8
    • streptococcal (anaerobic) 038.0
    • Streptococcus pneumoniae 038.2
    • umbilicus, newborn (organism unspecified) 771.89
    • Yersinia enterocolitica 038.49
  • Toxemia 799.89
    • septic (see also Septicemia) 038.9
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