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    My dr saw a patient due to infected mesh, from previous hernia surg, not performed by him.
    what dx would I use to describe the mesh infection?
    Thanks so much for your help!

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    Kokomo, IN

    Default infected mesh

    Try 996.69 infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal prosthetic device/implant/graft.
    in ICD-9 look at complication-infection due to any device, implant or graft- specified type NEC codes to 996.69.

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