ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W50.3XXS

Accidental bite by another person, sequela

Diagnosis Code W50.3XXS

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

Valid for Submission
The code W50.3XXS 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 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
  • Jellyfish stings
  • Marine animal stings or bites
  • Snake bites

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