ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T68


Diagnosis Code T68

ICD-10: T68
Short Description: Hypothermia
Long Description: Hypothermia
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T68

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
    • Other and unspecified effects of external causes (T66-T78)
      • Hypothermia (T68)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Also called: Cold-related illness

Cold weather can affect your body in different ways. You can get frostbite, which is an injury to the body that is caused by freezing. Your body can also lose heat faster than you can produce it. That can cause hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature. It can make you sleepy, confused, and clumsy. Because it happens gradually and affects your thinking, you may not realize you need help. That makes it especially dangerous. A body temperature below 95° F is a medical emergency and can lead to death if not treated promptly.

Anyone who spends much time outdoors in cold weather can get hypothermia. You can also get it from being cold and wet, or under cold water for too long. Babies and old people are especially at risk. Babies can get it from sleeping in a cold room.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • How to prevent frostbite and hypothermia
  • Hypothermia

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