ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S20.469

Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified back wall of thorax

Diagnosis Code S20.469

ICD-10: S20.469
Short Description: Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified back wall of thorax
Long Description: Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified back wall of thorax
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S20.469

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the thorax (S20-S29)
      • Superficial injury of thorax (S20)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • Animal bite of back
  • Animal bite of shoulder
  • Insect bite, nonvenomous, of back
  • Insect bite, nonvenomous, of interscapular region
  • Insect bite, nonvenomous, of shoulder
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of back with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of back without infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of interscapular region with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of interscapular region without infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of scapular region with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of shoulder with infection
  • Superficial injury of back with infection
  • Superficial injury of back without infection
  • Superficial injury of back without infection
  • Superficial injury of interscapular region
  • Superficial injury of interscapular region
  • Superficial injury of interscapular region
  • Superficial injury of interscapular region with infection
  • Superficial injury of interscapular region without infection
  • Superficial injury of shoulder with infection

Information for Patients


Insect Bites and Stings

Also called: Bug bites

Most insect bites are harmless, though they sometimes cause discomfort. Bee, wasp, and hornet stings and fire ant bites usually hurt. Mosquito and flea bites usually itch. Insects can also spread diseases. In the United States, some mosquitoes spread West Nile virus. Travelers outside the United States may be at risk for malaria and other infections.

To prevent insect bites and their complications

  • Don't bother insects
  • Use insect repellant
  • Wear protective clothing
  • Be careful when you eat outside because food attracts insects
  • If you know you have severe allergic reactions to insect bites and stings (such as anaphylaxis), carry an emergency epinephrine kit

  • Anaphylaxis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bee poison (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fire ants (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fleas (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Insect bites and stings (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wasp sting (Medical Encyclopedia)


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