ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T63.061

Toxic effect of venom of N & S American snake, accidental

Diagnosis Code T63.061

ICD-10: T63.061
Short Description: Toxic effect of venom of N & S American snake, accidental
Long Description: Toxic effect of venom of other North and South American snake, accidental (unintentional)
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T63.061

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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 contact with venomous animals and plants (T63)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • Poisoning caused by copperhead snake venom
  • Poisoning caused by fer de lance venom
  • Poisoning caused by pit viper venom
  • Poisoning caused by pit viper venom
  • Poisoning caused by pit viper venom
  • Poisoning caused by viper venom
  • Poisoning caused by viper venom
  • Poisoning caused by viper venom
  • Poisoning caused by water moccasin venom

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code T63.061 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T63.061 is included in the Table of Drugs and Chemicals, this table contains a classification of drugs, industrial solvents, corrosive gases, noxious plants, pesticides, and other toxic agents. Each substance in the table is assigned a code according to the poisoning classification and external causes of adverse effects. Use as many codes as necessary to describe all reported drugs, medicinal or chemical substances.

Substance Poisoning
Accidental
(unintentional)
Poisoning
Accidental
self-harm
Poisoning
Assault
Poisoning
Undetermined
Adverse
effect
Underdosing
Copperhead snake (bite) (venom)T63.061T63.062T63.063T63.064
Fer de lance (bite) (venom)T63.061T63.062T63.063T63.064

Information for Patients


Animal Bites

Also called: Cat bites, Dog bites

Wild animals usually avoid people. They might attack, however, if they feel threatened, are sick, or are protecting their young or territory. Attacks by pets are more common. Animal bites rarely are life-threatening, but if they become infected, you can develop serious medical problems.

To prevent animal bites and complications from bites

  • Never pet, handle, or feed unknown animals
  • Leave snakes alone
  • Watch your children closely around animals
  • Vaccinate your cats, ferrets, and dogs against rabies
  • Spay or neuter your dog to make it less aggressive
  • Get a tetanus booster if you have not had one recently
  • Wear boots and long pants when you are in areas with venomous snakes

If an animal bites you, clean the wound with soap and water as soon as possible. Get medical attention if necessary.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Animal bites - self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Jellyfish stings (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Marine animal stings or bites (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Snake bites (Medical Encyclopedia)


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