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Code: A04.7

Code Name: ICD-10 Code for Enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile

Block: Intestinal infectious diseases (A00-A09)

Details: Enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile

Foodborne intoxication by Clostridium difficile
Pseudomembraneous colitis


Excludes1: bacterial foodborne intoxications, NEC (A05.-)
tuberculous enteritis (A18.32)

Guidelines: Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)

Excludes 2: carrier or suspected carrier of infectious disease (Z22.-)
infectious and parasitic diseases complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O98.-)
infectious and parasitic diseases specific to the perinatal period (P35-P39)
influenza and other acute respiratory infections (J00-J22)

Excludes 1: certain localized infections - see body system-related chapters

Use additional code to identify resistance to antimicrobial drugs (Z16.-)

Includes: diseases generally recognized as communicable or transmissible

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Kathleen ann Shera, CPC Presient Morristown, NJ Chapter AAPC

Hi! I experienced this ailment first hand and was sick for many months. I'm better now but still taking Vancomycin.

The correct code is: 008.45