2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R50.2

Drug induced fever

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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50
    ICD-10-CM Range T36-T50

    Poisoning by, adverse effect of and underdosing of drugs, medicaments and biological substances

    Code First
    • , for adverse effects, the nature of the adverse effect, such as:
    • adverse effect NOS (T88.7)
    • aspirin gastritis (K29.-)
    • blood disorders (D56-D76)
    • contact dermatitis (L23-L25)
    • dermatitis due to substances taken internally (L27.-)
    • nephropathy (N14.0-N14.2)
    Includes
    • adverse effect of correct substance properly administered
    • poisoning by overdose of substance
    • poisoning by wrong substance given or taken in error
    • underdosing by (inadvertently) (deliberately) taking less substance than prescribed or instructed
    Note
    • The drug giving rise to the adverse effect should be identified by use of codes from categories T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5.
    Type 1 Excludes
    • toxic reaction to local anesthesia in pregnancy (O29.3-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abuse and dependence of psychoactive substances (F10-F19)
    • abuse of non-dependence-producing substances (F55.-)
    • drug reaction and poisoning affecting newborn (P00-P96)
    • pathological drug intoxication (inebriation) (F10-F19)
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    • code(s) to specify:
    • manifestations of poisoning
    • underdosing or failure in dosage during medical and surgical care (Y63.6, Y63.8-Y63.9)
    • underdosing of medication regimen (Z91.12-, Z91.13-)
    • T36 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T37 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T38 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T39 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T40 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T41 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T42 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T43 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T44 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T45 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T46 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T47 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T48 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T49 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T50 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    with fifth or sixth character 5)
Type 1 Excludes
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A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as R50.2. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • postvaccination (postimmunization) fever (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R50.83

    Postvaccination fever

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Postimmunization fever
    R50.83
    )
The following code(s) above R50.2 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to R50.2:
  • R00-R99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range R00-R99

    Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified

    Note
    • This chapter includes symptoms, signs, abnormal results of clinical or other investigative procedures, and ill-defined conditions regarding which no diagnosis classifiable elsewhere is recorded.
    • Signs and symptoms that point rather definitely to a given diagnosis have been assigned to a category in other chapters of the classification. In general, categories in this chapter include the less well-defined conditions and symptoms that, without the necessary study of the case to establish a final diagnosis, point perhaps equally to two or more diseases or to two or more systems of the body. Practically all categories in the chapter could be designated 'not otherwise specified', 'unknown etiology' or 'transient'. The Alphabetical Index should be consulted to determine which symptoms and signs are to be allocated here and which to other chapters. The residual subcategories, numbered .8, are generally provided for other relevant symptoms that cannot be allocated elsewhere in the classification.
    • The conditions and signs or symptoms included in categories R00-R94 consist of:
    • (a) cases for which no more specific diagnosis can be made even after all the facts bearing on the case have been investigated;
    • (b) signs or symptoms existing at the time of initial encounter that proved to be transient and whose causes could not be determined;
    • (c) provisional diagnosis in a patient who failed to return for further investigation or care;
    • (d) cases referred elsewhere for investigation or treatment before the diagnosis was made;
    • (e) cases in which a more precise diagnosis was not available for any other reason;
    • (f) certain symptoms, for which supplementary information is provided, that represent important problems in medical care in their own right.
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abnormal findings on antenatal screening of mother (O28.-)
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • signs and symptoms classified in the body system chapters
    • signs and symptoms of breast (N63, N64.5)
    Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
  • R50
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R50

    Fever of other and unknown origin

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • chills without fever (R68.83)
    • febrile convulsions (R56.0-)
    • fever of unknown origin during labor (O75.2)
    • fever of unknown origin in newborn (P81.9)
    • hypothermia due to illness (R68.0)
    • malignant hyperthermia due to anesthesia (T88.3)
    • puerperal pyrexia NOS (O86.4)
    Fever of other and unknown origin
Approximate Synonyms ICD-10-CM R50.2 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):

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Code History

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to R50.2:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To R50.2
R48.9 Unspecified symbolic dysfunctions
R49 Voice and resonance disorders
R49.0 Dysphonia
R49.1 Aphonia
R49.2 Hypernasality and hyponasality
R49.21 Hypernasality
R49.22 Hyponasality
R49.8 Other voice and resonance disorders
R49.9 Unspecified voice and resonance disorder
R50 Fever of other and unknown origin
R50.2 Drug induced fever
R50.8 Other specified fever
R50.81 Fever presenting with conditions classified elsewhere
R50.82 Postprocedural fever
R50.83 Postvaccination fever
R50.84 Febrile nonhemolytic transfusion reaction
R50.9 Fever, unspecified
R51 Headache
R52 Pain, unspecified
R53 Malaise and fatigue
R53.0 Neoplastic (malignant) related fatigue

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