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ICD-10-CM Code A04.7
Enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

A04.7 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code A047 is used to code Clostridium difficile colitis

Clostridium difficile colitis or pseudomembranous colitis is colitis (inflammation of the large intestine) resulting from infection with Clostridium difficile, a spore-forming bacterium. It causes an infectious diarrhea called C. difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD). Latent symptoms of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) often mimic some flu-like symptoms and may mimic disease flare-ups in people with inflammatory bowel disease–associated colitis. C. difficile releases toxins that may cause bloating and diarrhea, with abdominal pain, which may become severe.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Code: D004761
ICD 9 Code: 845

C. difficile colonies on a blood agar plate

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Coding Notes for A04.7 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Foodborne intoxication by Clostridium difficile
Pseudomembraneous colitis

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #371-373 - Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections with MCC.
  • DRG Group #371-373 - Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections with CC.
  • DRG Group #371-373 - Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Clostridium difficile diarrhea (disorder)
  • Clostridial enteric disease (disorder)


Intestinal infection due to Clostridium difficile (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 008.45 was previously used, A04.7 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: A04 - Other bacterial intestinal infections

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