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Salmonella infection, unspecified Save

ICD-10 code: A02.9

Chapter: Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

What is Salmonella Infection?

Salmonella infection is a type of bacterial infection caused by the Salmonella bacteria. It is commonly transmitted through contaminated food or water, or contact with infected animals or humans.

Symptoms of Salmonella Infection

The symptoms of Salmonella infection may include:

  1. Diarrhea
  2. Abdominal cramps
  3. Fever
  4. Nausea
  5. Vomiting

In severe cases, Salmonella infection can lead to dehydration, bloodstream infections, and other complications.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Salmonella Infection

Salmonella infection can be diagnosed through laboratory tests of blood, stool, or urine samples. Treatment may involve antibiotics and supportive care, such as hydration and electrolyte replacement.

Prevention of Salmonella Infection

Preventing Salmonella infection involves practicing good food safety and hygiene habits, such as:

  1. Washing hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after handling food, using the toilet, or changing diapers.
  2. Cooking food thoroughly and at the appropriate temperature.
  3. Storing food properly to prevent contamination.
  4. Avoiding consuming raw or undercooked eggs or meat.
  5. Avoiding cross-contamination by using separate cutting boards and utensils for raw and cooked foods.

It is also important to avoid contact with infected animals or their feces, and to practice safe sex to prevent the spread of Salmonella infection.


Salmonella infection is a serious bacterial infection that can cause a range of symptoms and complications. It is important to practice good food safety and hygiene habits to prevent infection, and to seek medical attention if symptoms persist or worsen.

Diagnosis Codes for Salmonella infection, unspecified | A02.9