ICD-10 Diagnosis Code A49.02

Methicillin resis staph infection, unsp site

Diagnosis Code A49.02

ICD-10: A49.02
Short Description: Methicillin resis staph infection, unsp site
Long Description: Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, unspecified site
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code A49.02

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Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other bacterial diseases (A30-A49)
      • Bacterial infection of unspecified site (A49)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code A49.02 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
  • Infection caused by methicillin resistant Staphylococcus intermedius
  • Infection caused by methicillin resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics are medicines that fight bacterial infections. Used properly, they can save lives. But there is a growing problem of antibiotic resistance. It happens when bacteria change and become able to resist the effects of an antibiotic.

Using antibiotics can lead to resistance. Each time you take antibiotics, sensitive bacteria are killed. But resistant germs may be left to grow and multiply. They can spread to other people. They can also cause infections that certain antibiotics cannot cure. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one example. It causes infections that are resistant to several common antibiotics.

To help prevent antibiotic resistance

  • Don't use antibiotics for viruses like colds or flu. Antibiotics don't work on viruses.
  • Don't pressure your doctor to give you an antibiotic.
  • When you take antibiotics, follow the directions carefully. Finish your medicine even if you feel better. If you stop treatment too soon, some bacteria may survive and re-infect you.
  • Don't save antibiotics for later or use someone else's prescription.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Vancomycin resistant enterococci


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MRSA

Also called: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It causes a staph infection (pronounced "staff infection") that is resistant to several common antibiotics. There are two types of infection. Hospital-associated MRSA happens to people in healthcare settings. Community-associated MRSA happens to people who have close skin-to-skin contact with others, such as athletes involved in football and wrestling.

Infection control is key to stopping MRSA in hospitals. To prevent community-associated MRSA

  • Practice good hygiene
  • Keep cuts and scrapes clean and covered with a bandage until healed
  • Avoid contact with other people's wounds or bandages
  • Avoid sharing personal items, such as towels, washcloths, razors, or clothes
  • Wash soiled sheets, towels, and clothes in hot water with bleach and dry in a hot dryer

If a wound appears to be infected, see a health care provider. Treatments may include draining the infection and antibiotics.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • MRSA
  • Staph infections - hospital


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