Valid for Submission
A04.4 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other intestinal escherichia coli infections. The code A04.4 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code A04.4 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like enteroadherent escherichia coli gastrointestinal tract infection, infection caused by escherichia coli o158, infection due to escherichia coli o157, infection due to shiga toxin producing escherichia coli, intestinal infection due to e. coli , intestinal infection due to escherichia coli o157:h7, etc.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code A04.4:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Escherichia coli enteritis NOS
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code A04.4 are found in the index:
- - Diarrhea, diarrheal (disease) (infantile) (inflammatory) - R19.7
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Enteroadherent Escherichia coli gastrointestinal tract infection
- Infection caused by Escherichia coli O158
- Infection due to Escherichia coli O157
- Infection due to Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli
- Intestinal infection due to E. coli
- Intestinal infection due to Escherichia coli O157:H7
- Intestinal infection due to Escherichia coli serotype O158
- Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli gastrointestinal tract infection
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert A04.4 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code A04.4 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
E. Coli Infections
Also called: Escherichia coli
E. coli is the name of a type of bacteria that lives in your intestines. Most types of E. coli are harmless. However, some types can make you sick and cause diarrhea. One type causes travelers' diarrhea. The worst type of E. coli causes bloody diarrhea, and can sometimes cause kidney failure and even death. These problems are most likely to occur in children and in adults with weak immune systems.
You can get E. coli infections by eating foods containing the bacteria. Symptoms of infection include
- Nausea or vomiting
- Severe abdominal cramps
- Watery or very bloody diarrhea
To help avoid food poisoning and prevent infection, handle food safely. Cook meat well, wash fruits and vegetables before eating or cooking them, and avoid unpasteurized milk and juices. You can also get the infection by swallowing water in a swimming pool contaminated with human waste.
Most cases of E. coli infection get better without treatment in 5 to 10 days.
NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- E. coli enteritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
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Also called: Stomach flu
Have you ever had the "stomach flu?" What you probably had was gastroenteritis - not a type of flu at all. Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the lining of the intestines caused by a virus, bacteria or parasites. Viral gastroenteritis is the second most common illness in the U.S. The cause is often a norovirus infection. It spreads through contaminated food or water, and contact with an infected person. The best prevention is frequent hand washing.
Symptoms of gastroenteritis include diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, headache, fever and chills. Most people recover with no treatment.
The most common problem with gastroenteritis is dehydration. This happens if you do not drink enough fluids to replace what you lose through vomiting and diarrhea. Dehydration is most common in babies, young children, the elderly and people with weak immune systems.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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