Diagnosis Code A02
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code A02 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
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- infection or foodborne intoxication due to any Salmonella species other than S. typhi and S. paratyphi
Information for Patients
Salmonella is the name of a group of bacteria. In the United States, it is a common cause of foodborne illness. Salmonella occurs in raw poultry, eggs, beef, and sometimes on unwashed fruit and vegetables. You also can get infected after handling pets, especially reptiles like snakes, turtles, and lizards.
- Abdominal cramps
- Possible nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite
Symptoms usually last 4-7 days. Your health care provider diagnoses the infection with a stool test. Most people get better without treatment. Infection can be more serious in the elderly, infants, and people with chronic health problems. If Salmonella gets into the bloodstream, it can be serious. The usual treatment is antibiotics.
Typhoid fever, a more serious disease caused by Salmonella, is not common in the United States. It frequently occurs in developing countries.
NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- Salmonella enterocolitis
- Typhoid fever
- Typhoid Vaccine (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)