ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Apr 19, 2019

See: Meningococcal infection

  ICD-10 Code for Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome A39.1

A39.1 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

A39.1 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 1 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
Section A30-A49 Other bacterial diseases (A30-A49)
Category A39 Meningococcal infection

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Meningococcal hemorrhagic adrenalitis
  • Meningococcic adrenal syndrome
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Related Terms to “Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome”

  • Adrenalitis, adrenitis - E27.8
    • meningococcal, hemorrhagic - A39.1
  • Apoplexia, apoplexy, apoplectic
    • adrenal - A39.1
  • Disease, diseasedSee also Syndrome
    • Waterhouse-Friderichsen - A39.1
  • Friderichsen-Waterhouse syndrome or disease - A39.1
  • Infection, infected, infective(opportunistic) - B99.9
  • Meningococcus, meningococcal - A39.9See also condition
    • adrenalitis, hemorrhagic - A39.1
  • Sepsis(generalized) (unspecified organism) - A41.9
    • adrenal hemorrhage syndrome(meningococcal) - A39.1
  • SyndromeSee also Disease
    • adrenal
      • hemorrhage(meningococcal) - A39.1
      • meningococcic - A39.1
    • Friderichsen-Waterhouse - A39.1
    • septicemic adrenal hemorrhage - A39.1
    • Waterhouse(-Friderichsen) - A39.1
  • Waterhouse(-Friderichsen) syndrome or disease (meningococcal) - A39.1
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Questions related to A39.1 Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome

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