038.9 SEPTICEMIA NOS

Code Information

Diagnosis Code: 038.9

Short Description: Septicemia NOS

Long Description: Unspecified septicemia

Code Classification:

  • Infectious and parasitic diseases (001–139)
    • Other bacterial diseases (030-041)
      • 038 Septicemia
        • 038.9 Septicemia NOS

Code Version: 2015 ICD-9-CM

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code 038.9 has the following ICD-9-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Blood
    • poisoning (see also Septicemia) 038.9
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • generalized NEC (see also Septicemia) 038.9
  • Pregnancy (single) (uterine) (without sickness) V22.2
    • complicated (by) 646.9
      • septicemia (conditions classifiable to 038.0-038.9) 647.8
        • postpartum 670.2
        • puerperal 670.2
  • Pyemia, pyemic (purulent) (see also Septicemia) 038.9
    • abscess - see Abscess
    • arthritis (see also Arthritis, pyogenic) 711.0
    • Bacillus coli 038.42
    • embolism (see also Septicemia) 415.12
    • fever 038.9
    • infection 038.9
    • joint (see also Arthritis, pyogenic) 711.0
    • liver 572.1
    • meningococcal 036.2
    • newborn 771.81
    • phlebitis - see Phlebitis
    • pneumococcal 038.2
    • portal 572.1
    • postvaccinal 999.39
    • puerperal 670.2
    • specified organism NEC 038.8
    • staphylococcal 038.10
      • aureus 038.11
        • methicillin
          • resistant 038.12
          • susceptible 038.11
      • specified organism NEC 038.19
    • streptococcal 038.0
    • tuberculous - see Tuberculosis, miliary
  • Sepsis (generalized) 995.91
    • nadir 038.9
  • Septicemia, septicemic (generalized) (suppurative) 038.9
    • with
      • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with sepsis
      • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.0
      • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.0
    • Aerobacter aerogenes 038.49
    • anaerobic 038.3
    • anthrax 022.3
    • Bacillus coli 038.42
    • Bacteroides 038.3
    • Clostridium 038.3
    • complicating labor 659.3
    • cryptogenic 038.9
    • enteric gram-negative bacilli 038.40
    • Enterobacter aerogenes 038.49
    • Erysipelothrix (insidiosa) (rhusiopathiae) 027.1
    • Escherichia coli 038.42
    • following
      • abortion 639.0
      • ectopic or molar pregnancy 639.0
      • infusion, injection, transfusion, or vaccination 999.39
    • Friedl�nder's (bacillus) 038.49
    • gangrenous 038.9
    • gonococcal 098.89
    • gram-negative (organism) 038.40
      • anaerobic 038.3
    • Hemophilus influenzae 038.41
    • herpes (simplex) 054.5
    • herpetic 054.5
    • Listeria monocytogenes 027.0
    • meningeal - see Meningitis
    • meningococcal (chronic) (fulminating) 036.2
    • methicillin
      • resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) 038.12
      • susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) 038.11
    • MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) 038.12
    • MSSA (methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus) 038.11
    • navel, newborn (organism unspecified) 771.89
    • newborn (organism unspecified) 771.81
    • plague 020.2
    • pneumococcal 038.2
    • postabortal 639.0
    • postoperative 998.59
    • Proteus vulgaris 038.49
    • Pseudomonas (aeruginosa) 038.43
    • puerperal, postpartum 670.2
    • Salmonella (aertrycke) (callinarum) (choleraesuis) (enteritidis) (suipestifer) 003.1
    • Serratia 038.44
    • Shigella (see also Dysentery, bacillary) 004.9
    • specified organism NEC 038.8
    • staphylococcal 038.10
      • aureus 038.11
        • methicillin
          • resistant (MRSA) 038.12
          • susceptible (MSSA) 038.11
      • specified organism NEC 038.19
    • streptococcal (anaerobic) 038.0
    • Streptococcus pneumoniae 038.2
    • suipestifer 003.1
    • umbilicus, newborn (organism unspecified) 771.89
    • viral 079.99
    • Yersinia enterocolitica 038.49
  • Toxemia 799.89
    • septic (see also Septicemia) 038.9

Crosswalk Information

The code 038.9 converts into the following ICD-10 code(s):
ICD-9 Code ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
038.9 Right Arrow A41.9 Sepsis, unspecified organism
This ICD-9 to ICD-10 data is based on the 2015 General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) files published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for informational purposes only. The data is not an ICD-10 conversion tool and doesn’t guarantee clinical accuracy.

Similar Codes

No. ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
1 038.0 Streptococcal septicemia
2 038.10 Staphylococcal septicemia, unspecified
3 038.11 Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus septicemia
4 038.12 Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus septicemia
5 038.19 Other staphylococcal septicemia
6 038.2 Pneumococcal septicemia [Streptococcus pneumoniae septicemia]
7 038.3 Septicemia due to anaerobes
8 038.40 Septicemia due to gram-negative organism, unspecified
9 038.41 Septicemia due to hemophilus influenzae [H. influenzae]
10 038.42 Septicemia due to escherichia coli [E. coli]
11 038.43 Septicemia due to pseudomonas
12 038.44 Septicemia due to serratia
13 038.49 Other septicemia due to gram-negative organisms
14 038.8 Other specified septicemias

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