SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome)

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ICD10 Diagnosis
Dx: SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome)
ICD10 code: U04
Pre-ICD10 counterpart: CAP-Community Acquired Pneumonia
Charlson/ALERT Scale: none
APACHE Como Component: none
APACHE Acute Component: none
External ICD10 Documentation
This diagnosis is a part of ICD10 collection.

Additional Info

  • This code is for a specific infection, the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, which is caused by the SARS Coronavirus. Thus, there is no need to code a pathogen with this code.
  • SARS
  • Coronavirus
This is not a standard ICD10 code but a ICD10 Custom code. We added it for the following reason:
This is a special purpose code currently assigned by the WHO for SARS.

See Non-standard ICD10 Diagnoses for other codes like this.

Alternate ICD10s to consider coding instead or in addition

Pneumonia codes:

Candidate Combined ICD10 codes

if applicable code:

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