ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 079.82

SARS assoc coronavirus

Diagnosis Code 079.82

ICD-9: 079.82
Short Description: SARS assoc coronavirus
Long Description: SARS-associated coronavirus
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 079.82

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases (001–139)
    • Other diseases due to viruses and Chlamydiae (070-079)
      • 079 Viral infection in conditions classified elsewhere and of unspecified site

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • B97.21 - SARS-associated coronavirus causing diseases classd elswhr

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 079.82 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
      • coronavirus 079.89
        • SARS-associated 079.82
      • SARS-associated coronavirus 079.82
      • virus, viral 079.99
        • coronavirus 079.89
          • SARS-associated 079.82

Information for Patients

Coronavirus Infections

Coronaviruses are common viruses that most people get some time in their life. They are common throughout the world, and they can infect people and animals. Several different coronaviruses can infect people and make them sick. They usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory illness. But, some coronaviruses can cause severe illness.

Coronaviruses probably spread through the air by coughing or sneezing, or by close personal contact. If you get infected, symptoms may include

  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fever

You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by washing your hands often with soap and water, not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, and avoiding close contact with people who are sick. There is no vaccine to prevent coronavirus infection. There are no specific treatments. You can relieve symptoms with pain and fever medicines and rest.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

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