ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M46.2

Osteomyelitis of vertebra

Diagnosis Code M46.2

ICD-10: M46.2
Short Description: Osteomyelitis of vertebra
Long Description: Osteomyelitis of vertebra
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M46.2

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Spondylopathies (M45-M49)
      • Other inflammatory spondylopathies (M46)

Information for Patients

Bone Infections

Like other parts of the body, bones can get infected. The infections are usually bacterial, but can also be fungal. They may spread to the bone from nearby skin or muscles, or from another part of the body through the bloodstream. People who are at risk for bone infections include those with diabetes, poor circulation, or recent injury to the bone. You may also be at risk if you are having hemodialysis.

Symptoms of bone infections include

  • Pain in the infected area
  • Chills and fever
  • Swelling, warmth, and redness

A blood test or imaging test such as an x-ray can tell if you have a bone infection. Treatment includes antibiotics and often surgery.

  • Bone lesion biopsy
  • Bone pain or tenderness
  • Disseminated tuberculosis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteomyelitis - discharge

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