Specific code icon 2015 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R53.81

Other malaise

    2015 Billable Code

  • R53.81 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, R53.81 - and all other ICD-10-CM codes - should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of R53.81. Other international ICD-10 versions may differ.

Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness, an out-of-sorts feeling.
  • A feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness, an out-of-sorts feeling. (cdc glossary)
  • A mental disorder characterized by chronic fatigue and concomitant physiologic symptoms.
  • Malaise: a vague feeling of physical discomfort or apprehension.
  • The property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain. (wordnet)
Applicable To
  • Chronic debility
  • Debility NOS
  • General physical deterioration
  • Malaise NOS
  • Nervous debility
Description Synonyms
  • Malaise
  • Malaise and fatigue
Type 1 Excludes
  • age-related physical debility (R54)
ICD-10-CM R53.81 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 947 Signs & symptoms with mcc
  • 948 Signs & symptoms without mcc

Convert ICD-10-CM R53.81 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM R53.81: