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Volume 4, Number 4—December 1998

Dispatch

Increasing Hospitalization and Death Possibly Due to Clostridium difficile Diarrheal Disease

Floyd Frost*Comments to Author , Gunther F. Craun†, and Rebecca L. Calderon‡
Author affiliations: *Southwest Center for Managed Care Research, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; †Gunther F. Craun and Associates, Staunton, Virginia, USA ; and ‡U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA

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Table 1

International Classification of Disease (ICD9)

Categories
Bacterial
001a Cholera
002a Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers
003a Other salmonella infections
004a Shigellosis
005a Other food poisoning bacterial
008a Intestinal infections due to other organisms
0080 Escherichia coli
0081 Arizona group of paracolon bacilli
0082 Aerobacter aerogenes (Enterobacter)
0083 Proteus
0084 Other specified bacteria
0085 Bacterial enteritis (unspecified)
041a Bacterial infection in conditions classified elsewhere and of unspecified site
For hospital coding
00841 Staphylococcus
00842 Pseudomonas
00849 Other
After 1992
00843 Campylobacter
00844 Yersinia enterocolitica
00845 Clostridium difficile
00846 Other anaerobes
00847 Other gram-negative bacteria
Viral
074a Specified disease due to coxsackie virus
045a Acute poliomyelitis
047a Meningitis due to enterovirus
048 Other enterovirus diseases of central nervous system
0086 Enteritis due to specified virus
0088 Other viral organism not elsewhere classified
0700a Viral hepatitis A with hepatic coma
0701a Viral hepatitis A without mention of hepatic coma
Parasitic
006a Amebiasis
007a Other protozoal intestinal diseases
127a Other intestinal helminthiases
128 Other and unspecified helminthiases
129a Intestinal parasitism, unspecified
Other
009a Ill-defined intestinal infections

a Diarrhea codes selected for study.

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