ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 008.04

Int inf e coli entrhmrg

Diagnosis Code 008.04

ICD-9: 008.04
Short Description: Int inf e coli entrhmrg
Long Description: Intestinal infection due to enterohemorrhagic E. coli
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 008.04

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Intestinal infectious diseases (001-009)
      • 008 Intestinal infections due to other organisms

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • A04.3 - Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli infection

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 008.04 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Enteritis (acute) (catarrhal) (choleraic) (chronic) (congestive) (diarrheal) (exudative) (follicular) (hemorrhagic) (infantile) (lienteric) (noninfectious) (perforative) (phlegmonous) (presumed noninfectious) (pseudomembranous) 558.9
      • E. coli 008.00
        • enterohemorrhagic 008.04

Information for Patients

E. Coli Infections

Also called: Escherichia coli

E. coli is the name of a type of bacteria that lives in your intestines. Most types of E. coli are harmless. However, some types can make you sick and cause diarrhea. One type causes travelers' diarrhea. The worst type of E. coli causes bloody diarrhea, and can sometimes cause kidney failure and even death. These problems are most likely to occur in children and in adults with weak immune systems.

You can get E. coli infections by eating foods containing the bacteria. Symptoms of infection include

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Severe abdominal cramps
  • Watery or very bloody diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever

To help avoid food poisoning and prevent infection, handle food safely. Cook meat well, wash fruits and vegetables before eating or cooking them, and avoid unpasteurized milk and juices. You can also get the infection by swallowing water in a swimming pool contaminated with human waste.

Most cases of E. coli infection get better without treatment in 5 to 10 days.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • E. coli enteritis
  • Hemolytic-uremic syndrome

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