ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G00.3

Staphylococcal meningitis

Diagnosis Code G00.3

ICD-10: G00.3
Short Description: Staphylococcal meningitis
Long Description: Staphylococcal meningitis
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G00.3

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system (G00-G09)
      • Bacterial meningitis, not elsewhere classified (G00)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 320.3 - Staphylococc meningitis

  • Infection caused by Staphylococcus Coagulase negative
  • Infection caused by Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • Staphylococcal meningitis
  • Staphylococcus aureus meningitis
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis meningitis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code G00.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    Information for Patients


    Also called: Spinal meningitis

    Meningitis is inflammation of the thin tissue that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, called the meninges. There are several types of meningitis. The most common is viral meningitis. You get it when a virus enters the body through the nose or mouth and travels to the brain. Bacterial meningitis is rare, but can be deadly. It usually starts with bacteria that cause a cold-like infection. It can cause stroke, hearing loss, and brain damage. It can also harm other organs. Pneumococcal infections and meningococcal infections are the most common causes of bacterial meningitis.

    Anyone can get meningitis, but it is more common in people with weak immune systems. Meningitis can get serious very quickly. You should get medical care right away if you have

    • A sudden high fever
    • A severe headache
    • A stiff neck
    • Nausea or vomiting

    Early treatment can help prevent serious problems, including death. Tests to diagnose meningitis include blood tests, imaging tests, and a spinal tap to test cerebrospinal fluid. Antibiotics can treat bacterial meningitis. Antiviral medicines may help some types of viral meningitis. Other medicines can help treat symptoms.

    There are vaccines to prevent some of the bacterial infections that cause meningitis.

    NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

    • Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) collection (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Cerebrospinal fluid culture (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Meningitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Meningitis - cryptococcal (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Meningitis - gram-negative (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Meningitis - H. influenzae (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines - MenACWY and MPSV4: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
    • Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV13): What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
    • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Immunization Action Coalition)
    • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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    Staphylococcal Infections

    Also called: Staph

    Staph is short for Staphylococcus, a type of bacteria. There are over 30 types, but Staphylococcus aureus causes most staph infections (pronounced "staff infections"), including

    • Skin infections
    • Pneumonia
    • Food poisoning
    • Toxic shock syndrome
    • Blood poisoning (bacteremia)

    Skin infections are the most common. They can look like pimples or boils. They may be red, swollen and painful, and sometimes have pus or other drainage. They can turn into impetigo, which turns into a crust on the skin, or cellulitis, a swollen, red area of skin that feels hot.

    Anyone can get a staph skin infection. You are more likely to get one if you have a cut or scratch, or have contact with a person or surface that has staph bacteria. The best way to prevent staph is to keep hands and wounds clean. Most staph skin infections are easily treated with antibiotics or by draining the infection. Some staph bacteria such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) are resistant to certain antibiotics, making infections harder to treat.

    • Boils (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Carbuncle (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Scalded skin syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Staph infections -- self-care at home (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Toxic shock syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Tracheitis (Medical Encyclopedia)

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