Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 511.1
Pleurisy with effusion, with mention of a bacterial cause other than tuberculosis
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Bact pleur/effus not TB.
  • ICD-9-CM 511.1 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 511.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bacterial pleural effusion
  • Bacterial pleurisy w effusion
  • Bacterial pleurisy with effusion
  • Pleural effusion bacterial, nontuberculosis
  • Pleural effusion due to bacterial infection
  • Pneumococcal pleurisy w effusion
  • Pneumococcal pleurisy with effusion
  • Staphylococcal pleurisy with effusion
  • Strep pleurisy with effusion
  • Streptococcal pleurisy w effusion
  • Streptococcal pleurisy with effusion
Applies To
  • Pleurisy with effusion (exudative) (serous):
    • pneumococcal
    • staphylococcal
    • streptococcal
    • other specified nontuberculous bacterial cause
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 511.1 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J90 Pleural effusion, not elsewhere classified
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J94.2 Hemothorax
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 511.1:
  • Effusion
    • pleura, pleurisy, pleuritic, pleuropericardial 511.9
      • bacterial, nontuberculous 511.1
      • fetus or newborn 511.9
      • malignant 511.81
      • nontuberculous 511.9
        • bacterial 511.1
      • pneumococcal 511.1
      • staphylococcal 511.1
      • streptococcal 511.1
      • traumatic 862.29
      • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis, pleura) 012.0
        • primary progressive 010.1
  • Hemothorax 511.89
    • bacterial, nontuberculous 511.1
    • nontuberculous 511.89
      • bacterial 511.1
    • pneumococcal 511.1
    • staphylococcal 511.1
    • streptococcal 511.1
  • Hydropneumothorax 511.89
    • nontuberculous 511.89
      • bacterial 511.1
    • pneumococcal 511.1
    • staphylococcal 511.1
    • streptococcal 511.1
  • Hydrothorax (double) (pleural) 511.89
    • nontuberculous 511.89
      • bacterial 511.1
    • pneumococcal 511.1
    • staphylococcal 511.1
    • streptococcal 511.1
  • Pleurisy (acute) (adhesive) (chronic) (costal) (diaphragmatic) (double) (dry) (fetid) (fibrinous) (fibrous) (interlobar) (latent) (lung) (old) (plastic) (primary) (residual) (sicca) (sterile) (subacute) (unresolved) (with adherent pleura) 511.0
    • with
      • effusion (without mention of cause) 511.9
        • bacterial, nontuberculous 511.1
        • nontuberculous NEC 511.9
          • bacterial 511.1
        • pneumococcal 511.1
        • specified type NEC 511.89
        • staphylococcal 511.1
        • streptococcal 511.1
        • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis, pleura) 012.0
          • primary, progressive 010.1
      • influenza, flu, or grippe (see also Influenza) 487.1
      • tuberculosis - see Pleurisy, tuberculous
    • exudative (see also Pleurisy, with effusion) 511.9
      • bacterial, nontuberculous 511.1
    • pneumococcal 511.0
      • with effusion 511.1
    • serofibrinous (see also Pleurisy, with effusion) 511.9
      • bacterial, nontuberculous 511.1
    • serous (see also Pleurisy, with effusion) 511.9
      • bacterial, nontuberculous 511.1
    • staphylococcal 511.0
      • with effusion 511.1
    • streptococcal 511.0
      • with effusion 511.1
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