Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 036.3
Waterhouse-friderichsen syndrome meningococcal
  • Short description: Meningococc adrenal synd.
  • ICD-9-CM 036.3 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 036.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 036.3.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 036.3: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Waterhouse friderichsen syndrome
  • Waterhouse Friderichsen syndrome, meningococcal
  • Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome
Applies To
  • Meningococcal hemorrhagic adrenalitis
  • Meningococcic adrenal syndrome
  • Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 036.3 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM A39.1 Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 036.3:
  • Adrenalitis, adrenitis 255.8
    • meningococcal hemorrhagic 036.3
  • Apoplexia, apoplexy, apoplectic (see also Disease, cerebrovascular, acute) 436
    • adrenal 036.3
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Waterhouse-Friderichsen 036.3
  • Friderichsen-Waterhouse syndrome or disease 036.3
  • Meningococcus, meningococcal (see also condition) 036.9
    • adrenalitis, hemorrhagic 036.3
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • adrenal
      • hemorrhage 036.3
      • meningococcic 036.3
    • Friderichsen-Waterhouse 036.3
    • Waterhouse (-Friderichsen) 036.3
  • Waterhouse (-Friderichsen) disease or syndrome 036.3
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