ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 009.3

Diarrhea of infect orig

Diagnosis Code 009.3

ICD-9: 009.3
Short Description: Diarrhea of infect orig
Long Description: Diarrhea of presumed infectious origin
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 009.3

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases (001–139)
    • Intestinal infectious diseases (001-009)
      • 009 Ill-defined intestinal infections

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Also called: Dysentery, The runs, The trots

Diarrhea means that you have loose, watery stools more than three times in one day. You may also have cramps, bloating, nausea and an urgent need to have a bowel movement.

Causes of diarrhea include bacteria, viruses or parasites, certain medicines, food intolerances and diseases that affect the stomach, small intestine or colon. In many cases, no cause can be found.

Although usually not harmful, diarrhea can become dangerous or signal a more serious problem. You should talk to your doctor if you have a strong pain in your abdomen or rectum, a fever, blood in your stools, severe diarrhea for more than three days or symptoms of dehydration. If your child has diarrhea, do not hesitate to call the doctor for advice. Diarrhea can be dangerous in children.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Diarrhea
  • Diarrhea in children - diet
  • Diarrhea in infants
  • Diet - clear liquid
  • Fecal culture
  • Fecal smear
  • Traveler's diarrhea diet
  • When you or your child has diarrhea
  • When your child has diarrhea

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