ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 008.43

Int infec campylobacter

Diagnosis Code 008.43

ICD-9: 008.43
Short Description: Int infec campylobacter
Long Description: Intestinal infection due to campylobacter
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 008.43

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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  • A04.5 - Campylobacter enteritis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 008.43 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
      • Campylobacter 008.43
      • due to
        • Camplyobacter 008.43

Information for Patients

Campylobacter Infections

Campylobacter infection is a common foodborne illness. You get it from eating raw or undercooked poultry. You can also get it from coming in contact with contaminated packages of poultry. Symptoms include

  • Diarrhea
  • Cramping
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Nausea and vomiting

Some infected people don't have any symptoms. The illness usually lasts one week. Most people get better without treatment. You should drink extra fluids for as long as the diarrhea lasts. Your doctor will decide whether you need to take antibiotics.

To prevent campylobacter infection, cook poultry thoroughly. Use a separate cutting board and utensils for meats and clean them carefully with soap and hot water after use.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Campylobacter infection
  • Campylobacter serology test

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Foodborne Illness

Also called: Food Poisoning

Each year, 48 million people in the U.S. get sick from contaminated food. Common culprits include bacteria, parasites and viruses. Symptoms range from mild to serious. They include

  • Upset stomach
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Dehydration

Harmful bacteria are the most common cause of foodborne illness. Foods may have some bacteria on them when you buy them. Raw meat may become contaminated during slaughter. Fruits and vegetables may become contaminated when they are growing or when they are processed. But it can also happen in your kitchen if you leave food out for more than 2 hours at room temperature. Handling food safely can help prevent foodborne illnesses.

The treatment in most cases is increasing your fluid intake. For more serious illness, you may need treatment at a hospital.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Fecal culture
  • Food poisoning
  • Foodborne Illnesses: What You Need to Know (Food and Drug Administration)
  • Gastritis
  • Poisoning - fish and shellfish
  • Shigellosis
  • Stool Gram stain

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Also called: Stomach flu

Have you ever had the "stomach flu?" What you probably had was gastroenteritis - not a type of flu at all. Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the lining of the intestines caused by a virus, bacteria or parasites. Viral gastroenteritis is the second most common illness in the U.S. The cause is often a norovirus infection. It spreads through contaminated food or water, and contact with an infected person. The best prevention is frequent hand washing.

Symptoms of gastroenteritis include diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, headache, fever and chills. Most people recover with no treatment.

The most common problem with gastroenteritis is dehydration. This happens if you do not drink enough fluids to replace what you lose through vomiting and diarrhea. Dehydration is most common in babies, young children, the elderly and people with weak immune systems.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Bacterial gastroenteritis
  • Bland diet
  • CMV - gastroenteritis/colitis
  • Fecal culture
  • Rectal culture
  • Stool Gram stain
  • Viral gastroenteritis
  • When you have nausea and vomiting
  • When you or your child has diarrhea

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