Diagnosis Code T79.4
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code T79.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of “other specified” codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Shock (immediate) (delayed) following injury
- 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.
- anaphylactic shock due to adverse food reaction (T78.0-)
- anaphylactic shock due to correct medicinal substance properly administered (T88.6)
- anaphylactic shock due to serum (T80.5-)
- anaphylactic shock NOS (T78.2)
- anesthetic shock (T88.2)
- electric shock (T75.4)
- nontraumatic shock NEC NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable"
This abbreviation in the Alphabetic Index represents “other specified”. When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Alphabetic Index directs the coder to the “other specified” code in the Tabular List. (R57.-)
- obstetric shock (O75.1)
- postprocedural shock (T81.1-)
- septic shock (R65.21)
- shock complicating abortion or ectopic or molar pregnancy (O00-O07, O08.3)
- shock due to lightning (T75.01)
- shock NOS (R57.9)
Information for Patients
Shock happens when not enough blood and oxygen can get to your organs and tissues. It causes very low blood pressure and may be life threatening. It often happens along with a serious injury.
There are several kinds of shock. Hypovolemic shock happens when you lose a lot of blood or fluids. Causes include internal or external bleeding, dehydration, burns, and severe vomiting and/or diarrhea. Septic shock is caused by infections in the bloodstream. A severe allergic reaction can cause anaphylactic shock. An insect bite or sting might cause it. Cardiogenic shock happens when the heart cannot pump blood effectively. This may happen after a heart attack. Neurogenic shock is caused by damage to the nervous system.
Symptoms of shock include
- Confusion or lack of alertness
- Loss of consciousness
- Sudden and ongoing rapid heartbeat
- Pale skin
- A weak pulse
- Rapid breathing
- Decreased or no urine output
- Cool hands and feet
Shock is a life-threatening medical emergency and it is important to get help right away. Treatment of shock depends on the cause.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Cardiogenic shock
- Hypovolemic shock
- Septic shock