Specific code icon 2017 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A48.0

Gas gangrene

    2016 2017 Billable/Specific Code

  • A48.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A48.0. Other international versions of ICD-10 A48.0 may differ.
  • Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.

Clinical Information
  • A severe condition resulting from bacteria invading healthy muscle from adjacent traumatized muscle or soft tissue. The infection originates in a wound contaminated with bacteria of the genus clostridium. C. Perfringens accounts for the majority of cases (over eighty percent), while c. Noyvi, c. Septicum, and c. Histolyticum cause most of the other cases.
Applicable To
  • Clostridial cellulitis
  • Clostridial myonecrosis
ICD-10-CM A48.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v34.0):
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems
  • 867 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with mcc
  • 868 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with cc
  • 869 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert ICD-10-CM A48.0 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM A48.0: