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Diagnosis Code


Code Information

Diagnosis Code: A48.0

Short Description: Gas gangrene

Long Description: Gas gangrene

The code A48.0 is VALID for claim submission

Code Classification:

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other bacterial diseases (A30-A49)
      • Other bacterial diseases, not elsewhere classified (A48)
        • A48.0 Gas gangrene

Code Version: 2022 ICD-10-CM


  • Anaerobic cellulitis
  • Anaerobic myonecrosis
  • Gas gangrene
  • Gas gangrene caused by Clostridium edematiens
  • Gas gangrene caused by clostridium histolyticum
  • Gas gangrene caused by clostridium perfringens
  • Gas gangrene caused by clostridium septicum
  • Gas gangrene caused by Paeniclostridium sordellii
  • Gas gangrene of back
  • Gas gangrene of foot
  • Gas gangrene of forearm
  • Gas gangrene of hand
  • Gas gangrene of limb
  • Gas gangrene of lower leg
  • Gas gangrene of lower limb
  • Gas gangrene of neck
  • Gas gangrene of pelvic region of trunk
  • Gas gangrene of shoulder region
  • Gas gangrene of skin
  • Gas gangrene of thigh
  • Gas gangrene of upper arm
  • Gas gangrene of upper limb
  • Infection caused by Clostridium botulinum
  • Infection due to Clostridium novyi
  • Infection due to Clostridium perfringens
  • Intestinal gas gangrene
  • Uterine gas gangrene

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code A48.0 has the following ICD-10-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Inclusion Terms:
    • Clostridial cellulitis
    • Clostridial myonecrosis

Crosswalk Information

ICD-10 Code ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
A48.0 Right Arrow 040.0 Gas gangrene

This ICD-10 to ICD-9 data is based on the 2018 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

ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
A48 Other bacterial diseases, not elsewhere classified
A48.1 Legionnaires' disease
A48.2 Nonpneumonic Legionnaires' disease [Pontiac fever]
A48.3 Toxic shock syndrome
A48.4 Brazilian purpuric fever
A48.5 Other specified botulism
A48.51 Infant botulism
A48.52 Wound botulism
A48.8 Other specified bacterial diseases

This page was last updated on: 10/1/2023