This can occur when the patient is immunocompromised and presents with general symptoms, such as fever and chills, that ... Often, cancer patients can become immunocompromised because a common side effect of chemotherapy is neutropenia (decreased white blood cell count). ... The physician must identify aquot; Bacterial Infectionaquot; as the principal diagnosis to be able to sequence a code from categoryanbsp;...
|Title||:||Learning to Code with Icd-9-Cm for Health Information Management and Health Services Administration 2006|
|Author||:||Thomas J. Falen, Aaron Liberman|
|Publisher||:||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2005-12-01|