ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B96.20

Unsp Escherichia coli as the cause of diseases classd elswhr

Diagnosis Code B96.20

ICD-10: B96.20
Short Description: Unsp Escherichia coli as the cause of diseases classd elswhr
Long Description: Unspecified Escherichia coli [E. coli] as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B96.20

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Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Bacterial and viral infectious agents (B95-B97)
      • Oth bacterial agents as the cause of diseases classd elswhr (B96)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code B96.20 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
  • Arthritis caused by Escherichia coli
  • Coliform mastitis
  • Coligranuloma
  • Escherichia coli infection of the central nervous system
  • Escherichia coli intra-amniotic fetal infection
  • Escherichia coli meningitis
  • Escherichia coli urinary tract infection
  • Infection caused by Escherichia coli
  • Infection caused by Escherichia coli 0157
  • Infection caused by Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli
  • Infectious disorder of the fetus
  • Infective mastitis
  • Intra-amniotic infection of fetus
  • Neonatal bacterial dacryocystitis
  • Neonatal colibacillosis
  • Neonatal dacryocystitis
  • Neonatal dacryocystitis caused by Escherichia coli
  • Neonatal dacryocystitis or conjunctivitis caused by Escherichia coli

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code B96.20 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


E. Coli Infections

Also called: Escherichia coli

E. coli is the name of a type of bacteria that lives in your intestines. Most types of E. coli are harmless. However, some types can make you sick and cause diarrhea. One type causes travelers' diarrhea. The worst type of E. coli causes bloody diarrhea, and can sometimes cause kidney failure and even death. These problems are most likely to occur in children and in adults with weak immune systems.

You can get E. coli infections by eating foods containing the bacteria. Symptoms of infection include

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Severe abdominal cramps
  • Watery or very bloody diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever

To help avoid food poisoning and prevent infection, handle food safely. Cook meat well, wash fruits and vegetables before eating or cooking them, and avoid unpasteurized milk and juices. You can also get the infection by swallowing water in a swimming pool contaminated with human waste.

Most cases of E. coli infection get better without treatment in 5 to 10 days.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • E. coli enteritis
  • Hemolytic-uremic syndrome


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