ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 041.86

Helicobacter pylori

Diagnosis Code 041.86

ICD-9: 041.86
Short Description: Helicobacter pylori
Long Description: Helicobacter pylori [H. pylori]
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 041.86

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • B96.81 - Helicobacter pylori as the cause of diseases classd elswhr

  • Helicobacter blood test positive
  • Helicobacter breath test positive
  • Helicobacter-associated colitis
  • Helicobacter-associated gastritis
  • Helicobacter-associated proctitis
  • Helicobacter-associated pyloric ulcer
  • Organism specific culture for Helicobacter pylori in gastric fluid positive

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 041.86 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
      • Helicobactor pylori [H. pylori] 041.86

Information for Patients

Helicobacter Pylori Infections

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria that causes infection in the stomach. It is found in about two-thirds of the world's population. It may be spread by unclean food and water, but researchers aren't sure. It causes Peptic ulcers and can also cause stomach cancer.

If you have symptoms of a peptic ulcer, your doctor will test your blood, breath or stool to see if it contains H. pylori. The best treatment is a combination of antibiotics and acid-reducing medicines. You will need to be tested after treatment to make sure the infection is gone.

To help prevent an H. pylori infection, you should

  • Wash your hands after using the bathroom and before eating
  • Eat properly prepared food
  • Drink water from a clean, safe source

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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