ICD-10 Diagnosis Code A48.51

Infant botulism

Diagnosis Code A48.51

ICD-10: A48.51
Short Description: Infant botulism
Long Description: Infant botulism
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code A48.51

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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


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Pediatric. Age range is 0–17 years inclusive (e.g., Reye’s syndrome, routine child health exam).


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Synonyms
  • Foodborne botulism
  • Foodborne botulism, type A
  • Infantile botulism
  • Infection caused by Clostridium botulinum
  • Infection caused by Clostridium botulinum
  • Infection caused by Clostridium botulinum
  • Intestinal botulism
  • Intoxication with Clostridium botulinum toxin
  • Intoxication with Clostridium botulinum toxin
  • Intoxication with Clostridium botulinum toxin
  • Neonatal botulism
  • Poisoning caused by skeletal muscle relaxant
  • Toxicoinfectious botulism

Information for Patients


Botulism

Botulism is a rare but serious illness. The cause is a toxin (poison) made by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. It occurs naturally in soil.

There are several kinds of botulism. Foodborne botulism comes from eating foods contaminated with the toxin. Wound botulism happens when a wound infected with the bacteria makes the toxin. It is more common in heroin users. Infant botulism happens when a baby consumes the spores of the bacteria from soil or honey. All forms can be deadly and are medical emergencies.

Symptoms include double or blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth, and muscle weakness. Treatment may include antitoxins, intensive medical care, or surgery of infected wounds.

To prevent botulism:

  • Be very careful when canning foods at home
  • Do not let babies eat honey
  • Get prompt medical care for infected wounds

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Botulism
  • Infant botulism


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