ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 780.01


Diagnosis Code 780.01

ICD-9: 780.01
Short Description: Coma
Long Description: Coma
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 780.01

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 780 General symptoms

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 780.01 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


A coma is a deep state of unconsciousness. An individual in a coma is alive but unable to move or respond to his or her environment. Coma may occur as a complication of an underlying illness, or as a result of injuries, such as brain injury.

A coma rarely lasts more than 2 to 4 weeks. The outcome for coma depends on the cause, severity, and site of the damage. People may come out of a coma with physical, intellectual, and psychological problems. Some people may remain in a coma for years or even decades. For those people, the most common cause of death is infection, such as pneumonia.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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