The diagnosis code for urinary sepsis, also referred to as urosepsis, is 995.92. Urosepsis is a severe illness that occurs when a urinary tract infection (UTI) spreads to the bloodstream.Know More
The infection of urosepsis is caused by bacteria entering the bladder through the urethra. Factors that increase the risk of developing urosepsis are diabetes, kidney stones, advanced age, a weakened immune system, using a catheter to drain urine from the bladder, and having a recent bladder test. Symptoms are typical to those of a UTI with the addition of fever or low body temperature, heavy breathing, chills and rapid heartbeat.
Urosepsis can be treated in a hospital with antibiotics and intravenous fluids. To prevent sepsis, use the restroom frequently and avoid holding urine for extended periods of time. Emptying the bladder before and after sexual intercourse can help prevent UTIs from developing. After a bowel movement, women should wipe from front to back using toilet tissue only once to avoid the spread of germs that can cause a UTI, reducing the risk for urosepsis. Urosepsis can be life threatening if not treated immediately. Consult a physician if back pain, nausea or vomiting develops in conjunction with a UTI.Learn more about Diagnostics & Imaging
A computed tomography, or CT, urography is used as a primary imaging procedure to diagnose urinary tract conditions including hematuria, cancers and abnormalities such as kidney or bladder stones, according to the Radiological Society of North America. CT urograms can also provide information about other structures and conditions of the abdominal and pelvic regions.Full Answer >
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Medical diagnosis codes are available online at CDC.gov, ICD10Data.com and Wikipedia.org. The International Classification of Diseases, or ICD, is the short form of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, a list maintained by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes.Full Answer >
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