Specific code icon 2015 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A48.0

Gas gangrene

    2015 Billable Code

  • A48.0 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, A48.0 - and all other ICD-10-CM codes - should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A48.0. Other international ICD-10 versions may differ.

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 v30.0):
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems
  • 867 Other infectious & parasitic diseases diagnoses with mcc
  • 868 Other infectious & parasitic diseases diagnoses with cc
  • 869 Other infectious & 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: