ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B96.5

Pseudomonas (mallei) causing diseases classd elswhr

Diagnosis Code B96.5

ICD-10: B96.5
Short Description: Pseudomonas (mallei) causing diseases classd elswhr
Long Description: Pseudomonas (aeruginosa) (mallei) (pseudomallei) as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B96.5

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The code B96.5 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Bacterial and viral infectious agents (B95-B97)
      • Oth bacterial agents as the cause of diseases classd elswhr (B96)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
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Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code B96.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • 041.7 - Pseudomonas infect NOS

  • Arthritis caused by Pseudomonas
  • Bacterial cystitis
  • Bacterial paronychia
  • Cystitis caused by Pseudomonas
  • Gram-negative folliculitis
  • Infection caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Infection caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Infection caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Infection caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Infectious disorder of the fetus
  • Infective mastitis
  • Intestinal infection caused by Pseudomonas
  • Intra-amniotic infection of fetus
  • Malignant otitis externa
  • Malignant otitis externa caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Malignant otitis media
  • Neonatal bacterial conjunctivitis
  • Neonatal pseudomonas infection
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa folliculitis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection of nail
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa mastitis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa paronychia
  • Pseudomonas gastrointestinal tract infection
  • Pseudomonas meningitis
  • Pseudomonas ophthalmia neonatorum
  • Pseudomonas pyocyaneus congenital infection
  • Pseudomonas urinary tract infection
  • Urinary tract infection caused by Pseudomonas

Information for Patients

Bacterial Infections

Bacteria are living things that have only one cell. Under a microscope, they look like balls, rods, or spirals. They are so small that a line of 1,000 could fit across a pencil eraser. Most bacteria won't hurt you - less than 1 percent of the different types make people sick. Many are helpful. Some bacteria help to digest food, destroy disease-causing cells, and give the body needed vitamins. Bacteria are also used in making healthy foods like yogurt and cheese.

But infectious bacteria can make you ill. They reproduce quickly in your body. Many give off chemicals called toxins, which can damage tissue and make you sick. Examples of bacteria that cause infections include Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and E. coli.

Antibiotics are the usual treatment. When you take antibiotics, follow the directions carefully. Each time you take antibiotics, you increase the chances that bacteria in your body will learn to resist them causing antibiotic resistance. Later, you could get or spread an infection that those antibiotics cannot cure.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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