Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 078.3
Cat-scratch disease
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 078.3 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 078.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Cat scratch disease
Applies To
  • Benign lymphoreticulosis (of inoculation)
  • Cat-scratch fever
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 078.3 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM A28.1 Cat-scratch disease
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 078.3:
  • Cat-scratch - see also Injury, superficial
    • disease or fever 078.3
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • cat-scratch 078.3
  • Fever 780.60
    • cat-scratch 078.3
  • Lymphadenitis 289.3
    • regional 078.3
  • Lymphoreticulosis, benign (of inoculation) 078.3
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 078.3 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2014 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.