Diagnosis Code A49.01
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code A49.01 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
- 867 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
- 868 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH CC
- 869 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
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- 041.11 - Mth sus Stph aur els/NOS (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Chronic granulomatous infection due mostly to Staphylococcus aureus
- Infection caused by Panton-Valentine leukocidin producing Staphylococcus aureus
- Staphylococcal infectious disease
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code A49.01 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
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- Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) infection
- Staphylococcus aureus infection NOS
Information for Patients
Also called: Staph
Staph is short for Staphylococcus, a type of bacteria. There are over 30 types, but Staphylococcus aureus causes most staph infections (pronounced "staff infections"), including
- Skin infections
- Food poisoning
- Toxic shock syndrome
- Blood poisoning (bacteremia)
Skin infections are the most common. They can look like pimples or boils. They may be red, swollen and painful, and sometimes have pus or other drainage. They can turn into impetigo, which turns into a crust on the skin, or cellulitis, a swollen, red area of skin that feels hot.
Anyone can get a staph skin infection. You are more likely to get one if you have a cut or scratch, or have contact with a person or surface that has staph bacteria. The best way to prevent staph is to keep hands and wounds clean. Most staph skin infections are easily treated with antibiotics or by draining the infection. Some staph bacteria such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) are resistant to certain antibiotics, making infections harder to treat.
- Boils (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Carbuncle (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Scalded skin syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Staph infections -- self-care at home (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Toxic shock syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Tracheitis (Medical Encyclopedia)