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ICD-10-CM Code A05.2
Foodborne Clostridium perfringens [Clostridium welchii] intoxication

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

A05.2 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of foodborne Clostridium perfringens [Clostridium welchii] intoxication. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code A052 is used to code Clostridial necrotizing enteritis

Clostridial necrotizing enteritis (CNE), also called enteritis necroticans and pigbel, is an often fatal type of food poisoning caused by a β-toxin of Clostridium perfringens, Type C. It occurs in some developing countries, but was also documented in Germany following World War II. The toxin is normally inactivated by certain proteolytic enzymes and by normal cooking, but when these protections are impeded, the disease emerges.

Specialty: Infectious Disease, Gastroenterology
ICD 9 Code: 52
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for A05.2 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Enteritis necroticans

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.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A05.2 - Foodborne Clostridium perfringens [Clostridium welchii] intoxication'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A05.2. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Food poisoning due to Clostridium perfringens (C. welchii) (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 005.2 was previously used, A05.2 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: A05 - Other bacterial foodborne intoxications, not elsewhere classified

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