ICD-11 classes
01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
Other bacterial diseases
1C1C — Meningococcal disease
1C1C.1 — Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome

ICD-11 1C1C.1 — Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome

A syndrome of the adrenal glands, commonly caused by an infection with meningococcus Neisseria meningitidis. This syndrome is characterised by bleeding into the adrenal glands due to the severe bacterial infection. This syndrome may present with fever, chills, vomiting, myalgia, or rash, with progression to disseminated intravascular coagulation. Transmission is by direct contact or droplet transmission.

It includes 1 item.

  • Meningococcal haemorrhagic adrenalitis

The diagnosis excludes nothing.

It has no clarifying diagnoses.

The diagnosis is coded elsewhere:

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