ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 008.45

Int inf clstrdium dfcile

Diagnosis Code 008.45

ICD-9: 008.45
Short Description: Int inf clstrdium dfcile
Long Description: Intestinal infection due to Clostridium difficile
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 008.45

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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  • A04.7 - Enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Clostridium Difficile Infections

Also called: C. diff. infections, Clostridium enterocolitis, pseudomembranous colitis

Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a bacterium that causes diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions such as colitis. Symptoms include

  • Watery diarrhea (at least three bowel movements per day for two or more days)
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain or tenderness

You might get C. difficile disease if you have an illness that requires prolonged use of antibiotics. Increasingly, the disease can also be spread in the hospital. The elderly are also at risk. Treatment is with antibiotics.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • FAQs about Clostridium Difficile (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Pseudomembranous colitis
  • Stool C. difficile toxin

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