ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 040.0

Gas gangrene

Diagnosis Code 040.0

ICD-9: 040.0
Short Description: Gas gangrene
Long Description: Gas gangrene
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 040.0

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Other bacterial diseases (030-041)
      • 040 Other bacterial diseases

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Gangrene is the death of tissues in your body. It happens when a part of your body loses its blood supply. Gangrene can happen on the surface of the body, such as on the skin, or inside the body, in muscles or organs. Causes include

  • Serious injuries
  • Problems with blood circulation, such as atherosclerosis and peripheral arterial disease
  • Diabetes

Skin symptoms may include a blue or black color, pain, numbness, and sores that produce a foul-smelling discharge. If the gangrene is internal, you may run a fever and feel unwell, and the area may be swollen and painful.

Gangrene is a serious condition. It needs immediate attention. Treatment includes surgery, antibiotics, and oxygen therapy. In severe cases an amputation may be necessary.

  • Gangrene
  • Gas gangrene

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