ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 003.9

Salmonella infection NOS

Diagnosis Code 003.9

ICD-9: 003.9
Short Description: Salmonella infection NOS
Long Description: Salmonella infection, unspecified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 003.9

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Intestinal infectious diseases (001-009)
      • 003 Other salmonella infections

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • A02.9 - Salmonella infection, unspecified

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Salmonella Infections

Salmonella is the name of a group of bacteria. In the United States, it is a common cause of foodborne illness. Salmonella occurs in raw poultry, eggs, beef, and sometimes on unwashed fruit and vegetables. You also can get infected after handling pets, especially reptiles like snakes, turtles, and lizards.

Symptoms include

  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Headache
  • Possible nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite

Symptoms usually last 4-7 days. Your health care provider diagnoses the infection with a stool test. Most people get better without treatment. Infection can be more serious in the elderly, infants, and people with chronic health problems. If Salmonella gets into the bloodstream, it can be serious. The usual treatment is antibiotics.

Typhoid fever, a more serious disease caused by Salmonella, is not common in the United States. It frequently occurs in developing countries.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Salmonella enterocolitis
  • Typhoid fever
  • Typhoid Vaccine (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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