2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 999.5
Other serum reaction not elsewhere classified
- immune complex disease caused by the administration of foreign serum or serum proteins and characterized by fever, lymphadenopathy, arthralgia, and urticaria; when they are complexed to protein carriers, some drugs can also cause serum sickness when they act as haptens inducing antibody responses.
- There are 3 ICD-9-CM codes below 999.5 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
999.5 Alternative Terminology