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Code Information

Diagnosis Code: 038.8

Short Description: Septicemia NEC

Long Description: Other specified septicemias

Code Classification:

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

Code Version: 2015 ICD-9-CM


  • Gram positive sepsis
  • Hemorrhagic septicemia due to Pasteurella multocida
  • Proteus septicemia
  • Sepsis due to fungus
  • Sepsis due to Listeria monocytogenes

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code 038.8 has the following ICD-9-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Metastasis, metastatic
    • pneumonia 038.8 [484.8]
  • Pneumonia (acute) (Alpenstich) (benign) (bilateral) (brain) (cerebral) (circumscribed) (congestive) (creeping) (delayed resolution) (double) (epidemic) (fever) (flash) (fulminant) (fungoid) (granulomatous) (hemorrhagic) (incipient) (infantile) (infectious) (infiltration) (insular) (intermittent) (latent) (lobe) (migratory) (newborn) (organized) (overwhelming) (primary) (progressive) (pseudolobar) (purulent) (resolved) (secondary) (senile) (septic) (suppurative) (terminal) (true) (unresolved) (vesicular) 486
    • metastatic NEC 038.8 [484.8]
  • Pyemia, pyemic (purulent) (see also Septicemia) 038.9
    • specified organism NEC 038.8
  • Septicemia, septicemic (generalized) (suppurative) 038.9
    • specified organism NEC 038.8

Crosswalk Information

The code 038.8 converts into the following ICD-10 code(s):
ICD-9 Code ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
038.8 Right Arrow A41.89 Other specified sepsis
This ICD-9 to ICD-10 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-9 Code ICD-9 Description
038.0 Streptococcal septicemia
038.10 Staphylococcal septicemia, unspecified
038.11 Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus septicemia
038.12 Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus septicemia
038.19 Other staphylococcal septicemia
038.2 Pneumococcal septicemia [Streptococcus pneumoniae septicemia]
038.3 Septicemia due to anaerobes
038.40 Septicemia due to gram-negative organism, unspecified
038.41 Septicemia due to hemophilus influenzae [H. influenzae]
038.42 Septicemia due to escherichia coli [E. coli]
038.43 Septicemia due to pseudomonas
038.44 Septicemia due to serratia
038.49 Other septicemia due to gram-negative organisms
038.9 Unspecified septicemia

This page was last updated on: 10/1/2014