Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 711.9
Unspecified infective arthritis
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 10 ICD-9-CM codes below 711.9 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Arthritis caused by bacteria, rickettsiae, mycoplasmas, viruses, fungi, or parasites; bacterial arthritis is frequently caused by staphylococcus aureus, streptococcus pneumoniae, haemophilus influenzae, borrelia, and neisseria gonorrhoeae; viral arthritis is less common than bacterial arthritis and may be a manifestation of such viral diseases as mumps, rubella, hepatitis, etc
  • Arthritis caused by bacteria; rickettsia; mycoplasma; viruses; fungi; or parasites
  • Most kinds of arthritis cause pain and swelling in your joints. Joints are places where two bones meet, such as your elbow or knee. Infectious arthritis is an infection in the joint. The infection comes from a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection that spreads from another part of the body. Besides the usual arthritis symptoms, it can cause chills and type of infectious arthritis is reactive arthritis. It is inflammation of a joint in reaction to an infection somewhere else in your body. The joint is usually the knee, ankle, or toe. The infection that causes reactive arthritis is often in the bladder, urethra (urine tube), or for women, in the vagina. Sexually transmitted or food-borne bacteria can cause reactive diagnose infectious arthritis, your health care provider may do tests of your blood, urine, and joint fluid. Treatment includes medicines and sometimes surgery
Applies To
  • Infective arthritis or polyarthritis (acute) (chronic) (subacute) NOS
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 711.9:
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