ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W94.11XA

Expsr to resdnce or prolonged visit at high altitude, init

Diagnosis Code W94.11XA

ICD-10: W94.11XA
Short Description: Expsr to resdnce or prolonged visit at high altitude, init
Long Description: Exposure to residence or prolonged visit at high altitude, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W94.11XA

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality
    • Exposure to electric current, radiation and extreme ambient air temperature and pressure (W85-W99)
      • Expsr to high and low air pressr and changes in air pressure (W94)

Information for Patients

Traveler's Health

Traveling can increase your chances of getting sick. A long flight can increase your risk for deep vein thrombosis. Once you arrive, it takes time to adjust to the water, food, and air in another place. Water in developing countries can contain viruses, bacteria, and parasites that cause stomach upset and diarrhea. Be safe by using only bottled or purified water for drinking, making ice cubes, and brushing your teeth. If you use tap water, boil it or use iodine tablets. Food poisoning can also be a risk. Eat only food that is fully cooked and served hot. Avoid unwashed or unpeeled raw fruits and vegetables.

If you are traveling out of the country, you might also need vaccinations or medicines to prevent specific illnesses. Which ones you need will depend on what part of the world you're visiting, the time of year, your age, overall health status, and previous immunizations. See your doctor 4 to 6 weeks before your trip. Most vaccines take time to become effective.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Jet lag prevention
  • Pregnancy and travel

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