ICD-10 Diagnosis Code A41.3

Sepsis due to Hemophilus influenzae

Diagnosis Code A41.3

ICD-10: A41.3
Short Description: Sepsis due to Hemophilus influenzae
Long Description: Sepsis due to Hemophilus influenzae
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code A41.3

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Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other bacterial diseases (A30-A49)
      • Other sepsis (A41)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code A41.3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • SEPTICEMIA OR SEVERE SEPSIS WITH MV >96 HOURS 870
  • SEPTICEMIA OR SEVERE SEPSIS WITHOUT MV >96 HOURS WITH MCC 871
  • SEPTICEMIA OR SEVERE SEPSIS WITHOUT MV >96 HOURS WITHOUT MCC 872
  • HIV WITH MAJOR RELATED CONDITION WITH MCC 974
  • HIV WITH MAJOR RELATED CONDITION WITH CC 975
  • HIV WITH MAJOR RELATED CONDITION WITHOUT CC/MCC 976

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Synonyms
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b infection
  • Sepsis caused by Haemophilus influenzae
  • Sepsis caused by Haemophilus influenzae type B
  • Septic shock co-occurrent with acute organ dysfunction caused by Haemophilus influenzae
  • Severe sepsis with acute organ dysfunction caused by Haemophilus influenzae

Information for Patients


Haemophilus Infections

Haemophilus is the name of a group of bacteria. There are several types of Haemophilus. They can cause different types of illnesses involving breathing, bones and joints, and the nervous system.

One common type, Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b), causes serious disease. It usually strikes children under 5 years old. Your child can get Hib disease by being around other children or adults who may have the bacteria and not know it. The germs spread from person to person. If the germs stay in the child's nose and throat, the child probably will not get sick. But sometimes the germs spread into the lungs or the bloodstream, and then Hib can cause serious problems such as meningitis and pneumonia.

Treatment is with antibiotics. There is a vaccine to prevent Hib disease. All children younger than 5 years of age should be vaccinated with the Hib vaccine.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib) Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Hib Disease: Information for Parents (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Hib Disease: Information for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Hib Disease: Information for Parents (American Academy of Family Physicians)


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Sepsis

Sepsis is a serious illness. It happens when your body has an overwhelming immune response to a bacterial infection. The chemicals released into the blood to fight the infection trigger widespread inflammation. This leads to blood clots and leaky blood vessels. They cause poor blood flow, which deprives your body's organs of nutrients and oxygen. In severe cases, one or more organs fail. In the worst cases, blood pressure drops and the heart weakens, leading to septic shock.

Anyone can get sepsis, but the risk is higher in

  • People with weakened immune systems
  • Infants and children
  • The elderly
  • People with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, AIDS, cancer, and kidney or liver disease
  • People suffering from a severe burn or physical trauma

Common symptoms of sepsis are fever, chills, rapid breathing and heart rate, rash, confusion, and disorientation. Doctors diagnose sepsis using a blood test to see if the number of white blood cells is abnormal. They also do lab tests that check for signs of infection.

People with sepsis are usually treated in hospital intensive care units. Doctors try to treat the infection, sustain the vital organs, and prevent a drop in blood pressure. Many patients receive oxygen and intravenous (IV) fluids. Other types of treatment, such as respirators or kidney dialysis, may be necessary. Sometimes, surgery is needed to clear up an infection.

NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

  • Blood culture
  • Group B streptococcal septicemia of the newborn
  • Neonatal sepsis
  • Sepsis
  • Septic shock
  • Septicemia
  • Toxic shock syndrome


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