Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 999.33
Local infection due to central venous catheter
  • Short description: Lcl inf dt cen ven cth.
  • ICD-9-CM 999.33 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 999.33 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 999.33.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 999.33: 2013 2014.
Applies To
  • Exit or insertion site infection
  • Local infection due to:
    • Hickman catheter
    • peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)
    • portacath (port-a-cath)
    • triple lumen catheter
    • umbilical venous catheter
  • Port or reservoir infection
  • Tunnel infection
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 999.33 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T80.212A Local infection due to central venous catheter, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 999.33:
  • Complications
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • due to or resulting from
      • central venous catheter (see also Complications, due to, catheter, central venous) 999.31
        • bloodstream 999.32
        • localized 999.33
      • device, implant, or graft (any) (presence of) - see Complications, infection and inflammation, due to (presence of) any device, implant, or graft classified to 996.0-996.5 NEC
      • injection, inoculation, infusion, transfusion, or vaccination (prophylactic) (therapeutic) 999.39
        • blood and blood products
      • injury NEC - see Wound, open, by site, complicated
      • surgery 998.59
    • exit site 999.33
    • insertion site 999.33
    • port 999.33
    • reservoir 999.33
    • tunnel 999.33
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