2020 ICD-10-CM Codes for Other sepsis (A41)

Clinical Terms for Other sepsis (A41)

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.

Staphylococcus aureus-. Potentially pathogenic bacteria found in nasal membranes, skin, hair follicles, and perineum of warm-blooded animals. They may cause a wide range of infections and intoxications.

Methicillin-. One of the PENICILLINS which is resistant to PENICILLINASE but susceptible to a penicillin-binding protein. It is inactivated by gastric acid so administered by injection.

Pseudomonas-. A genus of gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacteria widely distributed in nature. Some species are pathogenic for humans, animals, and plants.

Serratia-. A genus of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria that occurs in the natural environment (soil, water, and plant surfaces) or as an opportunistic human pathogen.

Enterococcus-. A genus of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria consisting of organisms causing variable hemolysis that are normal flora of the intestinal tract. Previously thought to be a member of the genus STREPTOCOCCUS, it is now recognized as a separate genus.

Gram-Negative Bacteria-. Bacteria which lose crystal violet stain but are stained pink when treated by Gram's method.

Gram-Negative Anaerobic Bacteria-. A large group of anaerobic bacteria which show up as pink (negative) when treated by the Gram-staining method.

Gram-Negative Aerobic Bacteria-. A large group of aerobic bacteria which show up as pink (negative) when treated by the gram-staining method. This is because the cell walls of gram-negative bacteria are low in peptidoglycan and thus have low affinity for violet stain and high affinity for the pink dye safranine.

Instructional Notations

Code First Code First
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.

  • postprocedural sepsis T81.4
  • sepsis during labor O75.3
  • sepsis following abortion, ectopic or molar pregnancy O03 O07 O08.0
  • sepsis following immunization T88.0
  • sepsis following infusion, transfusion or therapeutic injection T80.2

Type 1 Excludes Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

  • bacteremia NOS R78.81
  • neonatal P36
  • puerperal sepsis O85
  • streptococcal sepsis A40

Type 2 Excludes Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

  • sepsis due to in actinomycotic A42.7
  • sepsis due to in anthrax A22.7
  • sepsis due to in candidal B37.7
  • sepsis due to in Erysipelothrix A26.7
  • sepsis due to in extraintestinal yersiniosis A28.2
  • sepsis due to in gonococcal A54.86
  • sepsis due to in herpesviral B00.7
  • sepsis due to in listerial A32.7
  • sepsis due to in melioidosis A24.1
  • sepsis due to in meningococcal A39.2 A39.4
  • sepsis due to in plague A20.7
  • sepsis due to in tularemia A21.7
  • toxic shock syndrome A48.3
    • ICD-10 Index

      • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)

        • Other bacterial diseases (A30-A49)

            • Other sepsis (A41)
            • A41 - Other sepsis NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • A41.0 - Sepsis due to Staphylococcus aureus NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • A41.01 - Sepsis due to Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus BILLABLE CODE
            • A41.02 - Sepsis due to Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus BILLABLE CODE
            • A41.1 - Sepsis due to other specified staphylococcus BILLABLE CODE
            • A41.2 - Sepsis due to unspecified staphylococcus BILLABLE CODE
            • A41.3 - Sepsis due to Hemophilus influenzae BILLABLE CODE
            • A41.4 - Sepsis due to anaerobes BILLABLE CODE
            • A41.5 - Sepsis due to other Gram-negative organisms NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • A41.50 - Gram-negative sepsis, unspecified BILLABLE CODE
            • A41.51 - Sepsis due to Escherichia coli [E. coli] BILLABLE CODE
            • A41.52 - Sepsis due to Pseudomonas BILLABLE CODE
            • A41.53 - Sepsis due to Serratia BILLABLE CODE
            • A41.59 - Other Gram-negative sepsis BILLABLE CODE
            • A41.8 - Other specified sepsis NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • A41.81 - Sepsis due to Enterococcus BILLABLE CODE
            • A41.89 - Other specified sepsis BILLABLE CODE
            • A41.9 - Sepsis, unspecified organism BILLABLE CODE