Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 790.7
Bacteremia
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 790.7 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 790.7 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bacteremia (bacteria in blood)
  • Bacteremia due to gram negative bacteria
  • Bacteremia due to gram positive bacteria
  • Bacteremia due to Salmonella
  • Bacteremia due to Staphylococcus aureus
  • Gram neg bacteremia
  • Gram negative bacteremia
  • Gram pos bacteremia
  • Gram positive bacteremia
  • S aureus bacteremia
  • Salmonella bacteremia
  • Staph aureus bacteremia
Clinical Information
  • The presence of viable bacteria circulating in the blood. Fever, chills, tachycardia, and tachypnea are common acute manifestations of bacteremia. The majority of cases are seen in already hospitalized patients, most of whom have underlying diseases or procedures which render their bloodstreams susceptible to invasion.
790.7 Excludes
  • bacteremia of newborn (771.83)
  • septicemia (038)
Use Additional
  • Use additional code to identify organism (041)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 790.7 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R78.81 Bacteremia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 790.7:
  • Bacteremia 790.7
  • Bacteria
    • in blood (see also Bacteremia) 790.7
  • Findings, (abnormal), without diagnosis (examination) (laboratory test) 796.4
    • blood culture, positive 790.7
  • Positive
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