Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 038.2
Pneumococcal septicemia [Streptococcus pneumoniae septicemia]
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Pneumococcal septicemia.
  • ICD-9-CM 038.2 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 038.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Sepsis with Streptococcus pneumoniae septicemia
  • Sepsis without acute organ dysfunction due to pneumococcal septicemia
  • Sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction, w Strep pneumoniae septicemia
  • Septic shock acute organ dysfunction, streptococcal
  • Septic shock w acute organ dysfunction, w Strep pneumoniae septicemia
  • Septic shock with acute organ dysfunction due to pneumococcal septicemia
  • Severe sepsis acute organ dysfunction, Streptococcal
  • Severe sepsis w acute organ dysfunction, w Strep pneumoniae septicemia
  • Severe sepsis with acute organ dysfunction due to pneumococcal septicemia
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 038.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM A40.3 Sepsis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 038.2:
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • pneumococcal NEC 041.2
      • generalized (purulent) 038.2
  • Pneumococcemia 038.2
  • Pyemia, pyemic (purulent) (see also Septicemia) 038.9
    • pneumococcal 038.2
  • Septicemia, septicemic (generalized) (suppurative) 038.9
    • pneumococcal 038.2
    • Streptococcus pneumoniae 038.2
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