ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 078.88

Oth spec dis chlamydiae

Diagnosis Code 078.88

ICD-9: 078.88
Short Description: Oth spec dis chlamydiae
Long Description: Other specified diseases due to chlamydiae
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 078.88

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Other diseases due to viruses and Chlamydiae (070-079)
      • 078 Other diseases due to viruses and Chlamydiae

Information for Patients

Chlamydia Infections

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria. You can get chlamydia during oral, vaginal, or anal sex with an infected partner. Both men and women can get it.

Chlamydia usually doesn't cause symptoms. If it does, you might notice a burning feeling when you urinate or abnormal discharge from your vagina or penis.

In both men and women, chlamydia can infect the urinary tract. In women, infection of the reproductive system can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID can cause infertility or serious problems with pregnancy. Babies born to infected mothers can get eye infections and pneumonia from chlamydia. In men, chlamydia can infect the epididymis, the tube that carries sperm. This can cause pain, fever, and, rarely, infertility.

A lab test can tell if you have chlamydia. Antibiotics will cure the infection. Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but does not eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading chlamydia. Experts recommend that sexually active women 25 and younger get a chlamydia test every year.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Chlamydia (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Chlamydia
  • Chlamydia infections in women
  • Chlamydial urethritis - male
  • Condom Fact Sheet in Brief (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Endocervical gram stain
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum
  • Urethral discharge culture

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