ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 008.44

Int inf yrsnia entrcltca

Diagnosis Code 008.44

ICD-9: 008.44
Short Description: Int inf yrsnia entrcltca
Long Description: Intestinal infection due to yersinia enterocolitica
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 008.44

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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  • A04.6 - Enteritis due to Yersinia enterocolitica

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 008.44 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
      • due to
        • Yersinia enterocolitica 008.44
      • Yersinia enterocolitica 008.44

Information for Patients

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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