Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 081.9
Typhus, unspecified
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Typhus NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 081.9 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 081.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Typhus fever
  • Typhus group rickettsial disease
Clinical Information
  • Group of acute, arthropod borne infections caused by rickettsiae; includes epidemic (classic or louse-borne) typhus, its recrudescent form, and murine (endemic or flea-borne) typhus; all are characterized by severe headache, chills, high fever, stupor, and rash.
Applies To
  • Typhus (fever) NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 081.9 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM A75.9 Typhus fever, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 081.9:
  • Canton fever 081.9
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Hildenbrand's (typhus) 081.9
  • Fever 780.60
    • Canton 081.9
  • Hildenbrand's disease (typhus) 081.9
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
  • Petechial
    • typhus 081.9
  • Typhus (fever) 081.9
    • abdominal, abdominalis 002.0
    • amarillic (see also Fever, Yellow) 060.9
    • brain 081.9
    • cerebral 081.9
    • endemic (flea-borne) 081.0
    • epidemic (louse-borne) 080
    • exanthematic NEC 080
    • exanthematicus SAI 080
    • louse-borne 080
    • North Asian tick-borne 082.2
    • petechial 081.9
    • recurrent (see also Fever, relapsing) 087.9
    • scrub (China) (India) (Malaya) (New Guinea) 081.2
    • vaccination, prophylactic (against) V05.8
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