ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T61.781S

Oth shellfish poisoning, accidental (unintentional), sequela

Diagnosis Code T61.781S

ICD-10: T61.781S
Short Description: Oth shellfish poisoning, accidental (unintentional), sequela
Long Description: Other shellfish poisoning, accidental (unintentional), sequela
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T61.781S

Valid for Submission
The code T61.781S is 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 noxious substances eaten as seafood (T61)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code T61.781S is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 922 - OTHER INJURY, POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 923 - OTHER INJURY, POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT MCC

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The code T61.781S is exempt from POA reporting.

Synonyms
  • Accidental poisoning from shellfish
  • Amnesic shellfish poisoning
  • Chemical food poisoning
  • Diarrheic shellfish poisoning
  • Neurotoxic shellfish poisoning
  • Paralytic shellfish poisoning
  • Poisoning by eating contaminated shellfish
  • Shellfish poisoning caused by Gonyaulax catenella
  • Shellfish poisoning caused by Gonyaulax tamarensis
  • Toxic effect from eating shellfish

Information for Patients


Foodborne Illness

Also called: Food Poisoning

Each year, 48 million people in the U.S. get sick from contaminated food. Common culprits include bacteria, parasites and viruses. Symptoms range from mild to serious. They include

  • Upset stomach
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Dehydration

Harmful bacteria are the most common cause of foodborne illness. Foods may have some bacteria on them when you buy them. Raw meat may become contaminated during slaughter. Fruits and vegetables may become contaminated when they are growing or when they are processed. But it can also happen in your kitchen if you leave food out for more than 2 hours at room temperature. Handling food safely can help prevent foodborne illnesses.

The treatment in most cases is increasing your fluid intake. For more serious illness, you may need treatment at a hospital.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Food poisoning (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foodborne Illnesses: What You Need to Know (Food and Drug Administration)
  • Gastritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Poisoning - fish and shellfish (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Shigellosis (Medical Encyclopedia)


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