ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W50.3XXA

Accidental bite by another person, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code W50.3XXA

ICD-10: W50.3XXA
Short Description: Accidental bite by another person, initial encounter
Long Description: Accidental bite by another person, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W50.3XXA

Valid for Submission
The code W50.3XXA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to animate mechanical forces (W50-W64)
      • Acc hit, strk, kick, twist, bite or scratch by another prsn (W50)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • Bite in axilla
  • Bite wound of mouth
  • Deep wound due to human bite
  • Human bite
  • Human bite - wound
  • Human bite mark
  • Human bite of abdomen
  • Human bite of ankle
  • Human bite of axilla
  • Human bite of back
  • Human bite of breast
  • Human bite of buttock
  • Human bite of calf
  • Human bite of cheek
  • Human bite of chest
  • Human bite of dorsum of foot
  • Human bite of dorsum of hand
  • Human bite of elbow
  • Human bite of eye region
  • Human bite of face
  • Human bite of finger
  • Human bite of foot
  • Human bite of forearm
  • Human bite of forehead
  • Human bite of genitalia
  • Human bite of great toe
  • Human bite of groin
  • Human bite of hand
  • Human bite of head
  • Human bite of head and neck
  • Human bite of head and neck
  • Human bite of head and neck
  • Human bite of heel
  • Human bite of hip
  • Human bite of knee
  • Human bite of lower leg
  • Human bite of lower limb
  • Human bite of mouth
  • Human bite of neck
  • Human bite of nose
  • Human bite of palm of hand
  • Human bite of pelvic region
  • Human bite of perineum
  • Human bite of scalp
  • Human bite of shin
  • Human bite of shoulder
  • Human bite of sole of foot
  • Human bite of thigh
  • Human bite of throat
  • Human bite of thumb
  • Human bite of toe
  • Human bite of trunk
  • Human bite of upper arm
  • Human bite of upper limb
  • Human bite of wrist
  • Love bite mark

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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