Valid for Submission
A41.53 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of sepsis due to serratia. The code A41.53 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 A41.53 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bacterial infection due to serratia, sepsis due to serratia, sepsis without acute organ dysfunction, sepsis without acute organ dysfunction caused by serratia species, septic shock co-occurrent with acute organ dysfunction due to serratia , severe sepsis with acute organ dysfunction due to serratia, etc.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Bacterial infection due to Serratia
- Sepsis due to Serratia
- Sepsis without acute organ dysfunction
- Sepsis without acute organ dysfunction caused by Serratia species
- Septic shock co-occurrent with acute organ dysfunction due to Serratia
- Severe sepsis with acute organ dysfunction due to Serratia
- Systemic inflammatory response syndrome
- Systemic inflammatory response syndrome without organ dysfunction
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Information for Patients
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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