Diagnosis Code R50
Information for Medical Professionals
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R50 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means “NOT CODED HERE!” An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- chills WITH "With"
The word “with” should be interpreted to mean “associated with” or “due to” when it appears in a code title, the Alphabetic Index, or an instructional note in the Tabular List. The word “with” in the Alphabetic Index is sequenced immediately following the main term, not in alphabetical order.out 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)
- chills WITH "With"
Information for Patients
Also called: Pyrexia
A fever is a body temperature that is higher than normal. It is not an illness. It is part of your body's defense against infection. Most bacteria and viruses that cause infections do well at the body's normal temperature (98.6 F). A slight fever can make it harder for them to survive. Fever also activates your body's immune system.
Infections cause most fevers. There can be many other causes, including
- Heat exhaustion
- Autoimmune diseases
Treatment depends on the cause of your fever. Your health care provider may recommend using over-the-counter medicines such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen to lower a very high fever. Adults can also take aspirin, but children with fevers should not take aspirin. It is also important to drink enough liquids to prevent dehydration.
- Familial Mediterranean fever
- When your baby or infant has a fever