Diagnosis Code A42.1
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code A42.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- 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
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 039.2 - Abdominal actinomycosis
- Abdominal actinomycosis
- Actinomycosis of cecum
- Hepatic actinomycosis
- Ileocecal actinomycosis
- Intestinal infectious disease caused by anaerobic bacteria
Information for Patients
Bacteria are living things that have only one cell. Under a microscope, they look like balls, rods, or spirals. They are so small that a line of 1,000 could fit across a pencil eraser. Most bacteria won't hurt you - less than 1 percent of the different types make people sick. Many are helpful. Some bacteria help to digest food, destroy disease-causing cells, and give the body needed vitamins. Bacteria are also used in making healthy foods like yogurt and cheese.
But infectious bacteria can make you ill. They reproduce quickly in your body. Many give off chemicals called toxins, which can damage tissue and make you sick. Examples of bacteria that cause infections include Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and E. coli.
Antibiotics are the usual treatment. When you take antibiotics, follow the directions carefully. Each time you take antibiotics, you increase the chances that bacteria in your body will learn to resist them causing antibiotic resistance. Later, you could get or spread an infection that those antibiotics cannot cure.
NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- Bacterial vaginosis -- aftercare
- Blood culture
- Gram stain
- Gram stain of skin lesion
- Necrotizing soft tissue infection