Diagnosis Code 007.4
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- A07.2 - Cryptosporidiosis
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 007.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Cryptosporidiosis 007.4
- hepatobiliary 136.8
- respiratory 136.8
- Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
- Cryptosporidia 007.4
Information for Patients
Also called: Crypto
Cryptosporidiosis (crypto) is an illness caused by a parasite. The parasite lives in soil, food and water. It may also be on surfaces that have been contaminated with waste. You can become infected if you swallow the parasite.
The most common symptom of crypto is watery diarrhea. Other symptoms include
- Weight loss
- Stomach cramps or pain
Most people with crypto get better with no treatment, but crypto can cause serious problems in people with weak immune systems such as in people with HIV/AIDS. To reduce your risk of crypto, wash your hands often, avoid water that may be infected, and wash or peel fresh fruits and vegetables before eating.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Cryptosporidium enteritis