Diagnosis Code


Code Information

Diagnosis Code: A05.2

Short Description: Foodborne Clostridium perfringens intoxication

Long Description: Foodborne Clostridium perfringens [Clostridium welchii] intoxication

The code A05.2 is VALID for claim submission

Code Classification:

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Intestinal infectious diseases (A00-A09)
      • Oth bacterial foodborne intoxications, NEC (A05)
        • A05.2 Foodborne Clostridium perfringens intoxication

Code Version: 2019 ICD-10-CM


  • Clostridial enteric disease
  • Enteritis necroticans
  • Food poisoning due to Clostridia
  • Food poisoning due to Clostridium perfringens
  • Intestinal infectious disease due to anaerobic bacteria
  • Necrotic enteritis

Diagnostic Related Group(s)

The code A05.2 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0)
  • Major Gastrointestinal Disorders And Peritoneal Infections With Mcc (371)
  • Major Gastrointestinal Disorders And Peritoneal Infections With Cc (372)
  • Major Gastrointestinal Disorders And Peritoneal Infections Without Cc/mcc (373)

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code A05.2 has the following ICD-10-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Inclusion Terms:
    • Enteritis necroticans
    • Pig-bel

Crosswalk Information

ICD-10 Code ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
A05.2 Right Arrow 005.2 Food pois d/t c. perfrin
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
A05 Other bacterial foodborne intoxications, not elsewhere classified
A05.0 Foodborne staphylococcal intoxication
A05.1 Botulism food poisoning
A05.3 Foodborne Vibrio parahaemolyticus intoxication
A05.4 Foodborne Bacillus cereus intoxication
A05.5 Foodborne Vibrio vulnificus intoxication
A05.8 Other specified bacterial foodborne intoxications
A05.9 Bacterial foodborne intoxication, unspecified

This page was last updated on: 10/1/2018