ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G00.1

Pneumococcal meningitis

Diagnosis Code G00.1

ICD-10: G00.1
Short Description: Pneumococcal meningitis
Long Description: Pneumococcal meningitis
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G00.1

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system (G00-G09)
      • Bacterial meningitis, not elsewhere classified (G00)

Information for Patients


Meningitis

Also called: Spinal meningitis

Meningitis is inflammation of the thin tissue that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, called the meninges. There are several types of meningitis. The most common is viral meningitis. You get it when a virus enters the body through the nose or mouth and travels to the brain. Bacterial meningitis is rare, but can be deadly. It usually starts with bacteria that cause a cold-like infection. It can cause stroke, hearing loss, and brain damage. It can also harm other organs. Pneumococcal infections and meningococcal infections are the most common causes of bacterial meningitis.

Anyone can get meningitis, but it is more common in people with weak immune systems. Meningitis can get serious very quickly. You should get medical care right away if you have

  • A sudden high fever
  • A severe headache
  • A stiff neck
  • Nausea or vomiting

Early treatment can help prevent serious problems, including death. Tests to diagnose meningitis include blood tests, imaging tests, and a spinal tap to test cerebrospinal fluid. Antibiotics can treat bacterial meningitis. Antiviral medicines may help some types of viral meningitis. Other medicines can help treat symptoms.

There are vaccines to prevent some of the bacterial infections that cause meningitis.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) collection
  • Cerebrospinal fluid culture
  • Meningitis
  • Meningitis - cryptococcal
  • Meningitis - gram-negative
  • Meningitis - H. influenzae
  • Meningococcal Vaccines: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Immunization Action Coalition)


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Pneumococcal Infections

Also called: Streptococcus pneumoniae infections

Pneumococci are a type of streptococcus bacteria. The bacteria spread through contact with people who are ill or by healthy people who carry the bacteria in the back of their nose. Pneumococcal infections can be mild or severe. The most common types of infections are

  • Ear infections
  • Sinus infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Sepsis
  • Meningitis

How the diagnosis is made depends upon where the infection is. Your doctor will do a physical exam and health history. Possible tests may include blood, imaging, or lab tests. Treatment is with antibiotics. Vaccines can prevent pneumococcal infections. There are two vaccines. One is for infants and young children. The other is for people at high risk, including those who are over 65 years old, have chronic illnesses or weak immune systems, smoke, have asthma, or live in long-term care facilities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Meningitis - pneumococcal
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Pneumococcal Disease: Information for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Pneumococcal Disease: Information for Parents (American Academy of Family Physicians)
  • Pneumococcal Disease: Information for Parents (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Immunization Action Coalition)


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