Infectious diseases due to the accumulation and persistence of bacteria and/or their toxins in the blood and marked by high fever, shaking chills, prostration, and if untreated hypotension, shock and death.
Only one code (038.x) is required to report Septicemia
A major complication of infection and/or trauma that includes systemic inflammation, elevated or reduced temperature, rapid heart rate and respiration, and elevated white blood cell count that may progress into organ and multi-organ failure.
A patient is admitted to the hospital in respiratory failure due to pseudomonas pneumonia and placed on a ventilator. Ten days into the hospital stay the patient develops pseudomonas sepsis. The patient receives intravenous Zyvox TM .