ICD-10 Diagnosis Code A48.3

Toxic shock syndrome

Diagnosis Code A48.3

ICD-10: A48.3
Short Description: Toxic shock syndrome
Long Description: Toxic shock syndrome
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code A48.3

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Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other bacterial diseases (A30-A49)
      • Other bacterial diseases, not elsewhere classified (A48)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code A48.3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH MCC 867
  • OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH CC 868
  • OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC 869

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Synonyms
  • Gram-positive septic shock
  • Gram-positive septic shock
  • Gram-positive septic shock
  • Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome
  • Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome
  • Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome
  • Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome
  • Streptococcus pyogenes infection
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Toxic shock syndrome caused by methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection
  • Toxic shock syndrome caused by methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code A48.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Group B streptococcal septicemia of the newborn (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Neonatal sepsis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Sepsis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Septic shock (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Septicemia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Toxic shock syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)


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