ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Sep 24, 2017
  ICD-10 Code for Gas gangrene A48.0

A48.0 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

A48.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 1 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
Section A30-A49 Other bacterial diseases (A30-A49)
Category A48 Other bacterial diseases, not elsewhere classified

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Clostridial cellulitis
  • Clostridial myonecrosis
See also ICD 10 code for

Related Terms to “Gas gangrene”

  • Abscess(connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) - L02.91
    • anerobic - A48.0
  • Aerogenes capsulatus infection - A48.0
  • Cellulitis(diffuse) (phlegmonous) (septic) (suppurative) - L03.90
    • anaerobic - A48.0
    • clostridial - A48.0
  • Gangrene, gangrenous(connective tissue) (dropsical) (dry) (moist) (skin) (ulcer) - I96See also Necrosis
    • Bacillus welchii - A48.0
    • Clostridium perfringens or welchii - A48.0
    • gas(bacillus) - A48.0
  • Gas - R14.3
    • gangrene - A48.0
  • Infection, infected, infective(opportunistic) - B99.9
    • aerogenes capsulatus - A48.0
    • Bacillus - A49.9
      • gas(gangrene) - A48.0
    • Clostridium NEC
      • bifermentans - A48.0
      • difficile
        • gas gangrene - A48.0
      • gas-forming NEC - A48.0
      • histolyticum - A48.0
      • novyi, causing gas gangrene - A48.0
      • oedematiens - A48.0
      • perfringens
        • gas gangrene - A48.0
      • septicum, causing gas gangrene - A48.0
      • sordellii, causing gas gangrene - A48.0
      • welchii
        • gas gangrene - A48.0
  • Myonecrosis, clostridial - A48.0
  • Myositis - M60.9
    • clostridial - A48.0
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to A48.0 Gas gangrene

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