Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 780.32
Complex febrile convulsions
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Complx febrile convulsns.
  • ICD-9-CM 780.32 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 780.32 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Complex febrile seizure (finding)
  • Febrile seizure, complex
Clinical Information
  • Seizures that occur during a fever; a common condition, affecting 2-5% of children aged 3 months to five years; majority are simple febrile seizures (generally defined as generalized onset, single seizures with a duration of less than 30 minutes); complex febrile seizures are characterized by focal onset, duration greater than 30 minutes, and/or more than one seizure in a 24 hour period.
780.32 Excludes
  • status epilepticus (345.3)
Applies To
  • Febrile seizure:
    • atypical
    • complex
    • complicated
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 780.32 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R56.01 Complex febrile convulsions
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 780.32:
  • Convulsions (idiopathic) 780.39
    • febrile (simple) 780.31
      • complex 780.32
  • Febrile (see also Pyrexia) 780.60
    • convulsion (simple) 780.31
      • complex 780.32
    • seizure (simple) 780.31
      • atypical 780.32
      • complex 780.32
      • complicated 780.32
  • Seizure(s) 780.39
    • febrile (simple) 780.31
      • with status epilepticus 345.3
      • atypical 780.32
      • complex 780.32
      • complicated 780.32
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 780.32 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.