Diagnosis Code B95.3
Short Description: Streptococcus pneumoniae causing diseases classd elswhr
Long Description: Streptococcus pneumoniae as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
Version 2019 of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B95.3
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The code B95.3 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.
Information for Medical Professionals
Information for Patients
Also called: Streptococcus pneumoniae infections
Pneumococci are a type of streptococcus bacteria. The bacteria spread through contact with people who are ill or by healthy people who carry the bacteria in the back of their nose. Pneumococcal infections can be mild or severe. The most common types of infections are
- Ear infections
- Sinus infections
How the diagnosis is made depends upon where the infection is. Your doctor will do a physical exam and health history. Possible tests may include blood, imaging, or lab tests. Treatment is with antibiotics. Vaccines can prevent pneumococcal infections. There are two vaccines. One is for infants and young children. The other is for people at high risk, including those who are over 65 years old, have chronic illnesses or weak immune systems, smoke, have asthma, or live in long-term care facilities.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Meningitis - pneumococcal (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV13): What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Pneumococcal Disease: Information for Parents (American Academy of Family Physicians)
- Pneumococcal Disease: Information for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Pneumococcal Disease: Information for Parents (American Academy of Pediatrics)
- Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Immunization Action Coalition)
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