ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Y36.54

War operation w nuclear radiation effects of nuclear weapon

Diagnosis Code Y36.54

ICD-10: Y36.54
Short Description: War operation w nuclear radiation effects of nuclear weapon
Long Description: War operation involving nuclear radiation effects of nuclear weapon
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Y36.54

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The code Y36.54 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Legal intervention, operations of war, military operations, and terrorism (Y35-Y38)
      • Operations of war (Y36)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Y36.54 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Index of External Cause of Injuries
References found for the code Y36.54 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • War operations(injuries to military personnel and civilians during war, civil insurrection and peacekeeping missions) (by) (from) (involving)
      • nuclear weapon (effects of)
        • acute radiation exposure
    • War operations(injuries to military personnel and civilians during war, civil insurrection and peacekeeping missions) (by) (from) (involving)
      • nuclear weapon (effects of)
        • fallout exposure
    • War operations(injuries to military personnel and civilians during war, civil insurrection and peacekeeping missions) (by) (from) (involving)
      • nuclear weapon (effects of)
        • ionizing radiation (immediate exposure)
    • War operations(injuries to military personnel and civilians during war, civil insurrection and peacekeeping missions) (by) (from) (involving)
      • nuclear weapon (effects of)
        • nuclear radiation
    • War operations(injuries to military personnel and civilians during war, civil insurrection and peacekeeping missions) (by) (from) (involving)
      • nuclear weapon (effects of)
        • radiation
          • ionizing (immediate exposure)
    • War operations(injuries to military personnel and civilians during war, civil insurrection and peacekeeping missions) (by) (from) (involving)
      • nuclear weapon (effects of)
        • radiation
          • nuclear
    • War operations(injuries to military personnel and civilians during war, civil insurrection and peacekeeping missions) (by) (from) (involving)
      • nuclear weapon (effects of)
        • secondary effects
    • War operations(injuries to military personnel and civilians during war, civil insurrection and peacekeeping missions) (by) (from) (involving)
      • weapons
        • nuclear (effects of )
          • acute radiation exposure
    • War operations(injuries to military personnel and civilians during war, civil insurrection and peacekeeping missions) (by) (from) (involving)
      • weapons
        • nuclear (effects of )
          • fallout exposure
    • War operations(injuries to military personnel and civilians during war, civil insurrection and peacekeeping missions) (by) (from) (involving)
      • weapons
        • nuclear (effects of )
          • radiation
            • ionizing (immediate exposure)
    • War operations(injuries to military personnel and civilians during war, civil insurrection and peacekeeping missions) (by) (from) (involving)
      • weapons
        • nuclear (effects of )
          • radiation
            • nuclear
    • War operations(injuries to military personnel and civilians during war, civil insurrection and peacekeeping missions) (by) (from) (involving)
      • weapons
        • nuclear (effects of )
          • secondary effects

Information for Patients


Radiation Emergencies

Radiation is a type of energy. People are exposed to small amounts of radiation every day from sources such as sunlight. A radiation emergency would involve larger amounts of radiation and could be caused by

  • Dirty bombs - a mix of explosives with radioactive powder
  • Fallout from a nuclear bomb
  • Accidental release from a nuclear reactor or a nuclear weapons plant

A lot of radiation over a short period can cause burns or radiation sickness. If the exposure is large enough, it can cause premature aging or even death.

Although there are no guarantees of safety during a radiation emergency, you can take actions to protect yourself. You should have a disaster plan. Being prepared can help reduce fear, anxiety and losses. If you do experience a disaster, it is normal to feel stressed. You may need help in finding ways to cope.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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