Diagnosis Code 780.64
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- R68.83 - Chills (without fever)
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 780.64 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Chill(s) 780.64
- with fever 780.60
- without fever 780.64
- congestive 780.99
- in malarial regions 084.6
- septic - see Septicemia
- urethral 599.84
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