Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A04.7

Enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile

  • A04.7 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, A04.7 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Applicable To
  • Foodborne intoxication by Clostridium difficile
  • Pseudomembraneous colitis
Description Synonyms
  • C difficile colitis
  • C difficile diarrhea
  • Clostridium difficile colitis
  • Clostridium difficile colitis infection
  • Clostridium difficile diarrhea
  • Pseudomembranous colitis
  • Pseudomembranous enterocolitis
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 30,188 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 A04.7 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 A04.7 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM A04.7 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 371 Major gastrointestinal disorders & peritoneal infections with mcc
  • 372 Major gastrointestinal disorders & peritoneal infections with cc
  • 373 Major gastrointestinal disorders & peritoneal infections without cc/mcc
Convert ICD-10-CM A04.7 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM A04.7: