ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T75.09

Other effects of lightning

Diagnosis Code T75.09

ICD-10: T75.09
Short Description: Other effects of lightning
Long Description: Other effects of lightning
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T75.09

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
    • Other and unspecified effects of external causes (T66-T78)
      • Other and unspecified effects of other external causes (T75)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code T75.09 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    Information for Patients

    Electrical Injuries

    Also called: Electric shock, Electrical burn

    When you come in direct contact with electricity, it can pass through your body and cause injuries. These electrical injuries can be external or internal. You may have one or both types. External injuries are skin burns. Internal injuries include damage to your organs, bones, muscles, and nerves. You could also have abnormal heart rhythms and cardiac arrest.

    How bad your injuries are depends on how strong the electric current was, what type of current it was, how it moved through your body, and how long you were exposed. Other factors include how healthy you are, and how quickly you get treatment.

    Causes of electrical injuries include

    • Lightning strikes
    • Faulty electrical appliances
    • Work-related exposures
    • Contact with household wiring or power lines
    • Accidents in small children, when they bite or suck on electrical cords, or stick objects in outlets

    If you get an electrical injury, you should see a doctor. You may have internal damage and not realize it.

    • Electrical injury

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