ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M00.8

Arthritis and polyarthritis due to other bacteria

Diagnosis Code M00.8

ICD-10: M00.8
Short Description: Arthritis and polyarthritis due to other bacteria
Long Description: Arthritis and polyarthritis due to other bacteria
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M00.8

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Infectious arthropathies (M00-M02)
      • Pyogenic arthritis (M00)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M00.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    Information for Patients

    Infectious Arthritis

    Also called: Septic arthritis

    Most kinds of arthritis cause pain and swelling in your joints. Joints are places where two bones meet, such as your elbow or knee. Infectious arthritis is an infection in the joint. The infection comes from a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection that spreads from another part of the body. Symptoms of infectious arthritis include

    • Intense pain in the joint
    • Joint redness and swelling
    • Chills and fever
    • Inability to move the area with the infected joint

    One type of infectious arthritis is reactive arthritis. The reaction is to an infection somewhere else in your body. The joint is usually the knee, ankle, or toe. Sometimes, reactive arthritis is set off by an infection in the bladder, or in the urethra, which carries urine out of the body. In women, an infection in the vagina can cause the reaction. For both men and women, it can start with bacteria passed on during sex. Another form of reactive arthritis starts with eating food or handling something that has bacteria on it.

    To diagnose infectious arthritis, your health care provider may do tests of your blood, urine, and joint fluid. Treatment includes medicines and sometimes surgery.

    • Fungal arthritis
    • HLA-B27 antigen
    • Reactive arthritis
    • Septic arthritis
    • Viral arthritis

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