Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 040.82
Toxic shock syndrome
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 040.82 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 040.82 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome
  • Toxic shock syndrome due to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection
  • Toxic shock syndrome due to methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus
  • Toxic shock syndrome due to MRSA
  • Toxic shock syndrome due to MSSA
  • Toxic shock syndrome due to other Staph
  • Toxic shock syndrome due to Staphylococcus
Clinical Information
  • A rare acute life-threatening systemic bacterial noncontagious illness caused by any of several related staphylococcal exotoxins. Tss characterised by high fever, hypotension, rash, multi-organ dysfunction, and cutaneous desquamation during the early convalescent period. The toxins affect the host immune system, causing an exuberant and pathological host inflammatory response. Laboratory findings consistent with tss include leukocytosis, elevated prothrombin time, hypoalbuminemia, hypocalcemia, and pyuria.
  • A severe illness caused by infection with staphylococcus aureus and characterized by high fever of sudden onset, vomiting, diarrhea, and myalgia, followed by hypotension and in severe cases, shock; a sunburn-like rash with peeling of the skin, especially of the palms and soles, occurs during the acute phase.
  • Syndrome characterized by high fever, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, and skin rash; almost all cases have been related to an infection with toxin-producing staphylococcus aureus.
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 040.82 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM A48.3 Toxic shock syndrome
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 040.82:
  • Shock 785.50
    • toxic 040.82
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • toxic
  • Toxic (poisoning) - see also condition
    • shock syndrome 040.82
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