Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 038.42
Septicemia due to escherichia coli [E. coli]
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: E coli septicemia.
  • ICD-9-CM 038.42 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 038.42 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Escherichia coli (E coli)septicemia
  • Sepsis without acute organ dysfunction due to Escherichia coli
  • Sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction, w E coli septicemia
  • Septic shock acute organ dysfunction, Escherichia coli
  • Septic shock w acute organ dysfunction, w E coli septicemia
  • Septic shock with acute organ dysfunction due to Escherichia coli septicemia
  • Severe sepsis organ dysfunction, Escherichia coli
  • Severe sepsis w acute organ dysfunction, w E coli septicemia
  • Severe sepsis with acute organ dysfunction due to Escherichia coli septicemia
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 038.42 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM A41.51 Sepsis due to Escherichia coli [E. coli]
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 038.42:
  • Bacillus - see also Infection, bacillus
    • coli
      • infection 041.49
        • generalized 038.42
        • intestinal 008.00
      • pyemia 038.42
      • septicemia 038.42
  • Colibacillosis 041.49
    • generalized 038.42
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • Escherichia coli (E. coli) 041.49
      • enteritis - see Enteritis, E. coli
      • generalized 038.42
      • intestinal - see Enteritis, E. coli
      • non-Shiga toxin-producing 041.49
      • Shiga toxin-producing (STEC) 041.43
        • with
        • non-O157 (with known O group) 041.42
        • O157 (with confirmation of Shiga toxin when H antigen is unknown, or is not H7) 041.41
        • O157:H- (nonmotile) with confirmation of Shiga toxin 041.41
        • O157:H7 with or without confirmation of Shiga toxin-production 041.41
        • specified NEC 041.42
  • Pyemia, pyemic (purulent) (see also Septicemia) 038.9
    • Bacillus coli 038.42
  • Septicemia, septicemic (generalized) (suppurative) 038.9
    • Bacillus coli 038.42
    • Escherichia coli 038.42
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