Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 038
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 7 ICD-9-CM codes below 038 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • (sep-sis) the presence of bacteria or their toxins in the blood or tissues
  • Disease caused by the spread of bacteria and their toxins in the bloodstream. Also called blood poisoning
  • Systemic disease associated with presence and persistance of pathogenic microorganisms or their toxins in the blood
038 Excludes
  • bacteremia (790.7)
  • septicemia (sepsis) of newborn (771.81)
Use Additional
  • Use additional code for systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) (995.91-995.92)
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