ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Y36.291

War operations involving oth explosn and fragments, civilian

Diagnosis Code Y36.291

ICD-10: Y36.291
Short Description: War operations involving oth explosn and fragments, civilian
Long Description: War operations involving other explosions and fragments, civilian
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Y36.291

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality
    • Legal intervention, operations of war, military operations, and terrorism (Y35-Y38)
      • Operations of war (Y36)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Information for Patients

Veterans and Military Health

Military service members and veterans face some different health issues than civilians. During combat, the main health concerns are life-threatening injuries. These include

  • Shrapnel and gunshot wounds
  • Lost limbs
  • Head and brain injuries

There may also be a risk of health problems from exposure to environmental hazards, such as contaminated water, chemicals, and infections.

Being in combat and being separated from your family can be stressful. The stress can put service members and veterans at risk for mental health problems. These include anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and substance abuse. Suicide can also be a concern.

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