Urosepsis

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Urosepsis is a case of Septicemia/Bacteremia/Fungemia resulting from urinary tract infection. Urosepsis is not tracked in itself by the CCMDB as a diagnosis.

Physicians sometimes use the diagnosis urosepsis imprecisely to denote infection ranging from urinary tract infection to generalized sepsis which may result from such infection.

If diagnosis is "urosepsis" then code as follows:

  • If localized bladder infection only and not systemic (in blood) code:
  1. Cystitis (Bladder Infection) - subcode with applicable pathogen
  • If bladder infection & gone into bloodstream, (which is urosepsis) then code:
  1. Septicemia/Bacteremia/Fungemia- subcode with applicable pathogen
  2. Cystitis (Bladder Infection) - subcode with applicable pathogen
  • If kidney infection & gone into bloodstream, code:
  1. Septicemia/Bacteremia/Fungemia- subcode with applicable pathogen
  2. Pyelonephritis (Kidney Infection/Abcess)


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  • Is this article based on "old rules" ie. Septicemia/Bacteremia/Fungemia is a legacy code, and article needs updating to include that sepsis may be combined with causative infections? Thanks! Pamela Piche 08:03, 2022 August 24 (CDT)
    • As per history of this whole page is still based on the old coding schema. Is it actually needed in the new schema? I propose we turn this page into a link to Template:ICD10 Guideline Sepsis instead. Ttenbergen 09:32, 2022 August 24 (CDT)
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