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Volume 18, Number 4—April 2012

Determinants for Autopsy after Unexplained Deaths Possibly Resulting from Infectious Causes, United States

Lindy LiuComments to Author , Laura S. Callinan, Robert C. Holman, and Dianna M. Blau
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table A1

Selected ICD-10 codes with corresponding cause of death for unexplained deaths possibly resulting from infectious causes, United States, 2003–2006*

ICD-10 code Cause of death description
A04.9 Bacterial intestinal infection, unspecified
A05.9 Bacterial foodborne intoxication, unspecified
A07.9 Protozoal intestinal disease, unspecified
A08.4 Viral intestinal infection, unspecified
A09 Diarrhea and gastroenteritis of presumed infectious origin
A28.9 Zoonotic bacterial disease, unspecified
A41.9 Septicemia, unspecified
A49.8 Other bacterial infections of unspecified site
A49.9 Bacterial infection, unspecified
A64 Unspecified sexually transmitted disease
A68.9 Relapsing fever, unspecified
A81.9 Atypical virus infection of central nervous system, unspecified
A83.9 Mosquito-borne viral encephalitis, unspecified
A84.9 Tick-borne viral encephalitis, unspecified
A85.2 Arthropod-borne viral encephalitis, unspecified
A86 Unspecified viral encephalitis
A87.9 Viral meningitis, unspecified
A89 Unspecified viral infection of central nervous system
A92.9 Mosquito-borne viral fever, unspecified
A94 Unspecified arthropod-borne viral fever
A99 Unspecified viral hemorrhagic fever
B09 Unspecified viral infection characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions
B34.9 Viral infection, unspecified
B49 Unspecified mycosis
B64 Unspecified protozoal disease
B82.0 Intestinal helminthiasis, unspecified
B82.9 Intestinal parasitism, unspecified
B83.9 Helminthiasis, unspecified
B88.9 Infestation, unspecified
B89 Unspecified parasitic disease
B94.9 Sequelae of unspecified infectious or parasitic disease
B99 Other and unspecified infectious diseases
D59.4 Other nonautoimmune hemolytic anemias
D59.9 Acquired hemolytic anemia, unspecified
D61.9 Aplastic anemia, unspecified
D64.9 Anemia, unspecified
D69.6 Thrombocytopenia, unspecified
D73.3 Abscess of spleen
G00.9 Bacterial meningitis, unspecified
G03.9 Meningitis, unspecified
G04.9 Encephalitis, myelitis and encephalomyelitis, unspecified
G06.2 Extradural and subdural abscess, unspecified
I01.9 Acute rheumatic heart disease, unspecified
I30.9 Acute pericarditis, unspecified
I33.9 Acute endocarditis, unspecified
I40.9 Acute myocarditis, unspecified
I42.8 Other cardiomyopathies
I42.9 Cardiomyopathy, unspecified
I51.4 Myocarditis, unspecified
I77.6 Arteritis, unspecified
J01.9 Acute sinusitis, unspecified
J02.9 Acute pharyngitis, unspecified
J03.9 Acute tonsillitis, unspecified
J06.9 Acute upper respiratory infection, unspecified
J12.9 Viral pneumonia, unspecified
J15.9 Bacterial pneumonia, unspecified
J18.0 Bronchopneumonia, unspecified
J18.1 Lobar pneumonia, unspecified
J18.2 Hypostatic pneumonia, unspecified
J18.8 Other pneumonia, organism unspecified
J18.9 Pneumonia, unspecified
J20.9 Acute bronchitis, unspecified
J21.9 Acute bronchiolitis, unspecified
J22 Unspecified acute lower respiratory infection
K29.7 Gastritis, unspecified
K29.9 Gastroduodenitis, unspecified
K51.9 Ulcerative colitis, unspecified
K65.9 Peritonitis, unspecified
K85.9 Acute pancreatitis, unspecified
L95.9 Vasculitis limited to skin, unspecified
M60.0 Infective myositis
N10.9 Acute tubulo-interstitial nephritis
O98.9 Unspecified maternal infectious or parasitic disease complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
P36.9 Bacterial sepsis of newborn, unspecified
P37.9 Congenital infectious and parasitic disease, unspecified
P39.9 Infectious specific to the perinatal period, unspecified
R04.9 Hemorrhage from respiratory passages, unspecified
R11 Nausea and vomiting
R29.8 Other and unspecified symptoms and signs involving the nervous and musculoskeletal systems
R40.2 Coma, unspecified
R50.9 Fever, unspecified
R56.8 Other and unspecified convulsions
R57.9 Shock, unspecified
R59.9 Enlarged lymph nodes, unspecified
R69 Unknown and unspecified causes of morbidity
R83 Abnormal findings in cerebrospinal fluid
R83.5 Abnormal microbiological findings, positive culture findings
R84 Abnormal findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
R84.5 Abnormal microbiological findings, positive culture findings
R84.6 Abnormal cytological findings, Abnormal Papanicolaou smear
R84.7 Abnormal histological findings
R85 Abnormal findings in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity
R85.5 Abnormal microbiological findings, positive culture findings
R85.6 Abnormal cytological findings, abnormal Papanicolaou smear
R85.7 Abnormal histological findings
R89 Abnormal findings in specimens from other organs, systems, and tissues
R89.5 Abnormal microbiological findings, positive culture findings
R89.6 Abnormal cytological findings, abnormal Papanicolaou smear
R89.7 Abnormal histological findings
R96.0 Instantaneous death
R96.1 Death occurring less than 24 h from onset of symptoms, not otherwise explained
R98 Unattended death
R99 Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality

*ICD-10, International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision.

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