R50.88: Other specified fever

You have a fever.

Normal body temperature ranges between 36 and 37 degrees Celsius. A body temperature over 38 degrees Celsius means you have a fever. Fever can have a number of causes. You can have a fever, for example, if you are infected with pathogens. Various conditions can also cause fever. You may also have chills and feel unwell.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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