ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T71.121

Asphyxiation due to plastic bag, accidental

Diagnosis Code T71.121

ICD-10: T71.121
Short Description: Asphyxiation due to plastic bag, accidental
Long Description: Asphyxiation due to plastic bag, accidental
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T71.121

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Other and unspecified effects of external causes (T66-T78)
      • Asphyxiation (T71)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • Accident asphyxia by plastic bag
  • Accidental asphyxia
  • Accidental mechanical suffocation by plastic bag
  • Asphyxia by obstruction of mouth and nose
  • Suffocation by plastic bag

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