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 2015 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

No. ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
1 055.0 Postmeasles encephalitis
2 055.1 Postmeasles pneumonia
3 055.2 Postmeasles otitis media
4 055.71 Measles keratoconjunctivitis
5 055.8 Measles with unspecified complication
6 055.9 Measles without mention of complication

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