Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 785.5
Shock without mention of trauma
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 4 ICD-9-CM codes below 785.5 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical intervention. It is characterized by reduced blood flow that may result in damage of multiple organs. Types of shock include cardiogenic, hemorrhagic, septic, anaphylactic, and traumatic shock
  • A pathological condition manifested by failure to perfuse or oxygenate vital organs
  • A profound hemodynamic and metabolic disturbance characterized by the failure of the circulatory system to maintain adequate perfusion of vital organs; causes inadequate delivery of nutrients and insufficient removal of cellular waste products to and from the tissues
  • Shock happens when your blood pressure is too low and not enough blood and oxygen can get to your organs and tissues. Causes of shock include internal or external bleeding, dehydration, burns, or severe vomiting and/or diarrhea. All of these involve the loss of large amounts of body fluids. Shock often accompanies injury.specific types of shock include
    • hypovolemic shock, caused by internal or external bleeding
    • septic shock, caused by infections in the bloodstream
    • anaphylactic shock, caused by a severe allergic reaction
    • cardiogenic shock, caused by the inability of the heart to pump blood effectively
    • neurogenic shock, caused by extreme emotional upset due to personal tragedy or disaster
    symptoms of shock include cold and sweaty skin, weak but rapid pulse, irregular breathing, dry mouth, dilated pupils and reduced urine flow. Shock is life-threatening and it is important to get help right away. Treatment of shock depends on the cause. national institute of general medical sciences
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 785.5 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 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.