ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 041.2

Pneumococcus infect NOS

Diagnosis Code 041.2

ICD-9: 041.2
Short Description: Pneumococcus infect NOS
Long Description: Pneumococcus infection in conditions classified elsewhere and of unspecified site
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 041.2

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases (001–139)
    • Other bacterial diseases (030-041)
      • 041 Bacterial infection in conditions classified elsewhere and of unspecified site

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


Pneumococcal Infections

Also called: Streptococcus pneumoniae infections

Pneumococci are a type of streptococcus bacteria. The bacteria spread through contact with people who are ill or by healthy people who carry the bacteria in the back of their nose. Pneumococcal infections can be mild or severe. The most common types of infections are

  • Ear infections
  • Sinus infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Sepsis
  • Meningitis

How the diagnosis is made depends upon where the infection is. Your doctor will do a physical exam and health history. Possible tests may include blood, imaging, or lab tests. Treatment is with antibiotics. Vaccines can prevent pneumococcal infections. There are two vaccines. One is for infants and young children. The other is for people at high risk, including those who are over 65 years old, have chronic illnesses or weak immune systems, smoke, have asthma, or live in long-term care facilities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Meningitis - pneumococcal
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Pneumococcal Disease: Information for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Pneumococcal Disease: Information for Parents (American Academy of Family Physicians)
  • Pneumococcal Disease: Information for Parents (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Immunization Action Coalition)


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