ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Nov 21, 2017
  ICD-10 Code for Foodborne Clostridium perfringens [Clostridium welchii] intoxication A05.2

A05.2 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

A05.2 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 1 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
Section A00-A09 Intestinal infectious diseases (A00-A09)
Category A05 Other bacterial foodborne intoxications, not elsewhere classified

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Enteritis necroticans
  • Pig-bel
See also ICD 10 code for

Related Terms to “Foodborne Clostridium perfringens [Clostridium welchii] intoxication”

  • Enteritis(acute) (diarrheal) (hemorrhagic) (noninfective) - K52.9
    • necroticans - A05.2
  • Infection, infected, infective(opportunistic) - B99.9
    • Clostridium NEC
      • perfringens
        • due to food - A05.2
        • foodborne(disease) - A05.2
      • welchii
        • foodborne(disease) - A05.2
        • necrotizing enteritis - A05.2
  • Intoxication
    • foodborne - A05.9
      • due to
        • Clostridium
          • perfringens - A05.2
          • welchii - A05.2
  • Pig-bel - A05.2
  • Poisoning(acute)See also Table of Drugs and Chemicals
    • food NEC(acute) (diseased) (infected) (noxious) - T62.9
      • due to
        • Clostridium(perfringens) (Welchii) - A05.2
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to A05.2 Foodborne Clostridium perfringens [Clostridium welchii] intoxication

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