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Volume 10, Number 9—September 2004

Perspective

Deaths due to Unknown Foodborne Agents

Paul D. Frenzen*Comments to Author 
Author affiliation: *U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., USA

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Table 1

International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes for gastroenteritis of unknown etiology

ICD revision and codeTitle
ICD-9
Valid for cause-of-death coding
  009.0Infectious colitis, enteritis, and gastroenteritis
  009.2Infectious diarrhea
  558aOther noninfectious gastroenteritis and colitis
Invalid for cause-of-death coding
  009.1bColitis, enteritis, and gastroenteritis of presumed infectious origin
  009.3bDiarrhea of presumed infectious origin
ICD-9-CM
  009.0Infectious colitis, enteritis, and gastroenteritis
  009.1Colitis, enteritis, and gastroenteritis of presumed infectious origin
  009.2Infectious diarrhea
  009.3Diarrhea of presumed infectious origin
  558.9cOther and unspecified noninfectious gastroenteritis and colitis
  787.91dOther symptoms involving digestive system: diarrhea
ICD-10
  A09Diarrhea and gastroenteritis of infectious origine
  K52.9Noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis, unspecified
  P78.3Noninfective neonatal diarrhea

aIncludes radiation, toxic, and allergic gastroenteritis.
bCoded as 558 on the 1979–1998 Multiple Cause of Death files.
cIncluded allergic gastroenteritis before 2000.
dCode introduced in 1995.
eIncludes conditions that are presumed to be infectious.

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