ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 21, 2017

See: Fever of other and unknown origin

  ICD-10 Code for Fever, unspecified R50.9

R50.9 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

R50.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 18 Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R99)
Section R50-R69 General symptoms and signs (R50-R69)
Category R50 Fever of other and unknown origin

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Fever NOS
  • Fever of unknown origin [FUO]
  • Fever with chills
  • Fever with rigors
  • Hyperpyrexia NOS
  • Persistent fever
  • Pyrexia NOS
See also ICD 10 code for

Related Terms to “Fever, unspecified”

  • Chill(s) - R68.83
    • with fever - R50.9
  • Elevated, elevation
    • body temperature(of unknown origin) - R50.9
  • Fever(inanition) (of unknown origin) (persistent) (with chills) (with rigor) - R50.9
    • ephemeral(of unknown origin) - R50.9
    • intermittent(bilious) — See also Malaria
      • of unknown origin - R50.9
    • persistent(of unknown origin) - R50.9
    • unknown origin - R50.9
  • FUO(fever of unknown origin) - R50.9
  • High
    • temperature(of unknown origin) - R50.9
  • Hyperpyrexia - R50.9
    • unknown origin - R50.9
  • Inanition - R64
    • fever - R50.9
  • PUO(pyrexia of unknown origin) - R50.9
  • Pyrexia(of unknown origin) - R50.9
    • persistent - R50.9
  • Rigors - R68.89
    • with fever - R50.9
  • Temperature
    • body, high(of unknown origin) - R50.9
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to R50.9 Fever, unspecified

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