Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 084.8
Blackwater fever
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 084.8 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 084.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Applies To
  • Hemoglobinuric:
    • fever (bilious)
    • malaria
  • Malarial hemoglobinuria
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 084.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM B50.8 Other severe and complicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 084.8:
  • Bilious (attack) - see also Vomiting
    • fever, hemoglobinuric 084.8
  • Blackwater fever 084.8
  • Fever 780.60
    • bilious, hemoglobinuric 084.8
    • blackwater 084.8
    • hematuric, bilious 084.8
    • hemoglobinuric (malarial) 084.8
      • bilious 084.8
  • Hematinuria (see also Hemoglobinuria) 791.2
    • malarial 084.8
  • Hematuria (benign) (essential) (idiopathic) 599.70
    • malarial 084.8
  • Hematuric bilious fever 084.8
  • Hemoglobinuria, hemoglobinuric 791.2
    • fever (malaria) 084.8
    • malarial 084.8
  • Hemorrhage, hemorrhagic (nontraumatic) 459.0
    • malaria 084.8
  • Malaria, malarial (fever) 084.6
    • any type, with
      • algid malaria 084.9
      • blackwater fever 084.8
      • fever
        • blackwater 084.8
        • hemoglobinuric (bilious) 084.8
      • hemoglobinuria, malarial 084.8
      • hepatitis 084.9 [573.2]
      • nephrosis 084.9 [581.81]
      • pernicious complication NEC 084.9
    • hematinuria 084.8
    • hematuria 084.8
    • hemoglobinuria 084.8
  • West African fever 084.8
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