ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S50.862A

Insect bite (nonvenomous) of left forearm, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code S50.862A

ICD-10: S50.862A
Short Description: Insect bite (nonvenomous) of left forearm, initial encounter
Long Description: Insect bite (nonvenomous) of left forearm, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S50.862A

Valid for Submission
The code S50.862A is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the elbow and forearm (S50-S59)
      • Superficial injury of elbow and forearm (S50)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S50.862A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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
  • Bee poison
  • Fire ants
  • Fleas
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Wasp sting

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