ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W88.8XXD

Exposure to other ionizing radiation, subsequent encounter

Diagnosis Code W88.8XXD

ICD-10: W88.8XXD
Short Description: Exposure to other ionizing radiation, subsequent encounter
Long Description: Exposure to other ionizing radiation, subsequent encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W88.8XXD

Valid for Submission
The code W88.8XXD is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to electric current, radiation and extreme ambient air temperature and pressure (W85-W99)
      • Exposure to ionizing radiation (W88)

Information for Patients


Radiation Exposure

Radiation is energy that travels in the form of waves or high-speed particles. It occurs naturally in sunlight. Man-made radiation is used in X-rays, nuclear weapons, nuclear power plants and cancer treatment.

If you are exposed to small amounts of radiation over a long time, it raises your risk of cancer. It can also cause mutations in your genes, which you could pass on to any children you have after the exposure. A lot of radiation over a short period, such as from a radiation emergency, can cause burns or radiation sickness. Symptoms of radiation sickness include nausea, weakness, hair loss, skin burns and reduced organ function. If the exposure is large enough, it can cause premature aging or even death. You may be able to take medicine to reduce the radioactive material in your body.

Environmental Protection Agency

  • Radiation sickness (Medical Encyclopedia)


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