ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T57.0X3

Toxic effect of arsenic and its compounds, assault

Diagnosis Code T57.0X3

ICD-10: T57.0X3
Short Description: Toxic effect of arsenic and its compounds, assault
Long Description: Toxic effect of arsenic and its compounds, assault
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T57.0X3

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The code T57.0X3 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Toxic effects of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source (T51-T65)
      • Toxic effect of other inorganic substances (T57)

Information for Patients


Arsenic

Arsenic is a natural element found in soil and minerals. Arsenic compounds are used to preserve wood, as pesticides, and in some industries. Arsenic can get into air, water, and the ground from wind-blown dust. It may also get into water from runoff.

You may be exposed to arsenic by

  • Taking in small amounts in food, drinking water, or air
  • Breathing sawdust or burning smoke from arsenic-treated wood
  • Living in an area with high levels of arsenic in rock
  • Working in a job where arsenic is made or used

Exposure to arsenic can cause many health problems. Being exposed to low levels for a long time can change the color of your skin. It can cause corns and small warts. Exposure to high levels of arsenic can cause death.

Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry


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