ICD-10 Diagnosis Code X39.08XA

Exposure to other natural radiation, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code X39.08XA

ICD-10: X39.08XA
Short Description: Exposure to other natural radiation, initial encounter
Long Description: Exposure to other natural radiation, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code X39.08XA

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Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to forces of nature (X30-X39)
      • Exposure to other forces of nature (X39)

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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