A04.79: Enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile, unspecified

You have become infected with certain bacteria. As a result, your intestines have become inflamed.

These bacteria are called Clostridium difficile. Clostridium difficile are bacteria that are located in the intestines of even healthy people. A certain balance usually prevails between the various bacteria in the intestines. A large part of these bacteria is also beneficial to the body. This balance can be disturbed by various diseases or drugs. Clostridium difficile can then spread and cause symptoms.

You can then have diarrhea and abdominal pain, for example.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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