ICD-10-CM Code A41.3

Sepsis due to Hemophilus influenzae

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

A41.3 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of sepsis due to hemophilus influenzae. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code A41.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like haemophilus influenzae type b infection or sepsis due to haemophilus influenzae or sepsis due to haemophilus influenzae type b or septic shock co-occurrent with acute organ dysfunction due to haemophilus influenzae or severe sepsis with acute organ dysfunction due to haemophilus influenzae.

ICD-10:A41.3
Short Description:Sepsis due to Hemophilus influenzae
Long Description:Sepsis due to Hemophilus influenzae

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 A41.3 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Haemophilus influenzae type b infection
  • Sepsis due to Haemophilus influenzae
  • Sepsis due to Haemophilus influenzae type B
  • Septic shock co-occurrent with acute organ dysfunction due to Haemophilus influenzae
  • Severe sepsis with acute organ dysfunction due to Haemophilus influenzae

Convert A41.3 to ICD-9

  • 038.41 - H. influenae septicemia (Combination Flag)
  • 995.91 - Sepsis (Combination Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other bacterial diseases (A30-A49)
      • Other sepsis (A41)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Haemophilus Infections

Haemophilus is the name of a group of bacteria. There are several types of Haemophilus. They can cause different types of illnesses involving breathing, bones and joints, and the nervous system.

One common type, Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b), causes serious disease. It usually strikes children under 5 years old. Your child can get Hib disease by being around other children or adults who may have the bacteria and not know it. The germs spread from person to person. If the germs stay in the child's nose and throat, the child probably will not get sick. But sometimes the germs spread into the lungs or the bloodstream, and then Hib can cause serious problems such as meningitis and pneumonia.

Treatment is with antibiotics. There is a vaccine to prevent Hib disease. All children younger than 5 years of age should be vaccinated with the Hib vaccine.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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Sepsis

Sepsis is a serious illness. It happens when your body has an overwhelming immune response to a bacterial infection. The chemicals released into the blood to fight the infection trigger widespread inflammation. This leads to blood clots and leaky blood vessels. They cause poor blood flow, which deprives your body's organs of nutrients and oxygen. In severe cases, one or more organs fail. In the worst cases, blood pressure drops and the heart weakens, leading to septic shock.

Anyone can get sepsis, but the risk is higher in

  • People with weakened immune systems
  • Infants and children
  • Adults 65 and older
  • People with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, AIDS, cancer, and kidney or liver disease
  • People suffering from a severe burn or physical trauma

Common symptoms of sepsis are fever, chills, rapid breathing and heart rate, rash, confusion, and disorientation. Doctors diagnose sepsis using a blood test to see if the number of white blood cells is abnormal. They also do lab tests that check for signs of infection.

People with sepsis are usually treated in hospital intensive care units. Doctors try to treat the infection, sustain the vital organs, and prevent a drop in blood pressure. Many patients receive oxygen and intravenous (IV) fluids. Other types of treatment, such as respirators or kidney dialysis, may be necessary. Sometimes, surgery is needed to clear up an infection.

NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences


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