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055.79 MEASLES COMPLICATION NEC


Code Information

Diagnosis Code: 055.79

Short Description: Measles complication NEC

Long Description: Measles with other specified complications

Code Classification:

  • Infectious and parasitic diseases (001–139)
    • Viral diseases accompanied by exanthem (050-059)
      • 055 Measles
        • 055.79 Measles complication NEC

Code Version: 2015 ICD-9-CM


References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code 055.79 has the following ICD-9-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Measles (black) (hemorrhagic) (suppressed) 055.9
    • complication 055.8
      • specified type NEC 055.79
    • specified complications NEC 055.79
  • Postmeasles - see also condition
    • complication 055.8
      • specified NEC 055.79

Crosswalk Information

The code 055.79 converts into the following ICD-10 code(s):
ICD-9 Code ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
055.79 Right Arrow B05.1 Measles complicated by meningitis
B05.4 Measles with intestinal complications
B05.89 Other measles complications
This ICD-9 to ICD-10 data is based on the 2018 General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) files published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for informational purposes only. The data is not an ICD-10 conversion tool and doesn’t guarantee clinical accuracy.

Similar Codes

ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
055.0 Postmeasles encephalitis
055.1 Postmeasles pneumonia
055.2 Postmeasles otitis media
055.71 Measles keratoconjunctivitis
055.8 Measles with unspecified complication
055.9 Measles without mention of complication


This page was last updated on: 10/1/2014