ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 084.2

Quartan malaria

Diagnosis Code 084.2

ICD-9: 084.2
Short Description: Quartan malaria
Long Description: Quartan malaria
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 084.2

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Rickettsioses and other arthropod-borne diseases (080-088)
      • 084 Malaria

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 084.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Fever 780.60
      • quartan (malaria) 084.2
    • Malaria, malarial (fever) 084.6
      • malariae (quartan) 084.2
      • Plasmodium, P.
        • malariae 084.2
      • quartan 084.2
    • Quartan
      • fever 084.2
      • malaria (fever) 084.2

Information for Patients


Malaria is a serious disease caused by a parasite. You get it when an infected mosquito bites you. Malaria is a major cause of death worldwide, but it is almost wiped out in the United States. The disease is mostly a problem in developing countries with warm climates. If you travel to these countries, you are at risk. There are four different types of malaria caused by four related parasites. The most deadly type occurs in Africa south of the Sahara Desert.

Malaria symptoms include chills, flu-like symptoms, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and jaundice. A blood test can diagnose it. It can be life-threatening. However, you can treat malaria with drugs. The type of drug depends on which kind of malaria you have and where you were infected.

Malaria can be prevented. When traveling to malaria-prone regions

  • See your doctor for medicines that protect you
  • Wear insect repellent with DEET
  • Cover up
  • Sleep under mosquito netting

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Malaria

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