MRSA (Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus)

Alphabetical Index

Use the alphabetical index for the main term mrsa (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) to review the available sub terms and properly select the ICD-10 code with the highest degree of specificity. Instructional notations will guide the coder with information such as "see", "see also", "with", "without", "due to", and "code by site".

  • MRSA (Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
    • infection - A49.02 Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, unspecified site
      • as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere - B95.62 Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
    • sepsis - A41.02 Sepsis due to Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Clinical Terms

The following are some of the clinical term definitions related or applicable to mrsa (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) within the ICD-10 index for Diseases and Injuries.

Infection: Invasion of the host organism by microorganisms that can cause pathological conditions or diseases.

Sepsis: Systemic inflammatory response syndrome with a proven or suspected infectious etiology. When sepsis is associated with organ dysfunction distant from the site of infection, it is called severe sepsis. When sepsis is accompanied by HYPOTENSION despite adequate fluid infusion, it is called SEPTIC SHOCK.