ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 001.1

Cholera d/t vib el tor

Diagnosis Code 001.1

ICD-9: 001.1
Short Description: Cholera d/t vib el tor
Long Description: Cholera due to vibrio cholerae el tor
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 001.1

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Intestinal infectious diseases (001-009)
      • 001 Cholera

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • A00.1 - Cholera due to Vibrio cholerae 01, biovar eltor

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 001.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Cholera (algid) (Asiatic) (asphyctic) (epidemic) (gravis) (Indian) (malignant) (morbus) (pestilential) (spasmodic) 001.9
      • due to
        • Vibrio
          • cholerae (Inaba, Ogawa, Hikojima serotypes) 001.0
            • El Tor 001.1
      • El Tor 001.1
    • Diarrhea, diarrheal (acute) (autumn) (bilious) (bloody) (catarrhal) (choleraic) (chronic) (gravis) (green) (infantile) (lienteric) (noninfectious) (presumed noninfectious) (putrefactive) (secondary) (sporadic) (summer) (symptomatic) (thermic) 787.91
      • choleriformis 001.1
    • Dysentery, dysenteric (bilious) (catarrhal) (diarrhea) (epidemic) (gangrenous) (hemorrhagic) (infectious) (sporadic) (tropical) (ulcerative) 009.0
      • choleriform 001.1
    • El Tor cholera 001.1
    • Enteritis (acute) (catarrhal) (choleraic) (chronic) (congestive) (diarrheal) (exudative) (follicular) (hemorrhagic) (infantile) (lienteric) (noninfectious) (perforative) (phlegmonous) (presumed noninfectious) (pseudomembranous) 558.9
      • choleriformis 001.1
      • El Tor 001.1
    • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
      • Vibrio
        • cholerae 001.0
          • El Tor 001.1

Information for Patients


Cholera is a bacterial infection that causes diarrhea. The cholera bacterium is usually found in water or food contaminated by feces (poop). Cholera is rare in the US. You may get it if you travel to parts of the world with inadequate water treatment and poor sanitation, and lack of sewage treatment. Outbreaks can also happen after disasters. The disease is not likely to spread directly from one person to another.

Often the infection is mild or without symptoms, but sometimes it can be severe. Severe symptoms include profuse watery diarrhea, vomiting, and leg cramps. In severe cases, rapid loss of body fluids leads to dehydration and shock. Without treatment, death can occur within hours.

Doctors diagnose cholera with a stool sample or rectal swab. Treatment includes replacing fluid and salts and sometimes antibiotics.

Anyone who thinks they may have cholera should seek medical attention immediately. Dehydration can be rapid so fluid replacement is essential.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Cholera

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