Diagnosis Code 079.98
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- A74.9 - Chlamydial infection, unspecified (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Chlamydia trachomatis infection in mother complicating childbirth
- Chlamydial bartholinitis
- Chlamydial infection
- Chlamydial infection of anus and rectum
- Chlamydial infection of lower genitourinary tract
- Chlamydial infection of the central nervous system
- Genitourinary chlamydia infection
- Neonatal chlamydial infection
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 079.98 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
- Bedsonia 079.98
Information for Patients
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 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