ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 916.5

Insect bite hip/leg-inf

Diagnosis Code 916.5

ICD-9: 916.5
Short Description: Insect bite hip/leg-inf
Long Description: Insect bite, nonvenomous of hip, thigh, leg, and ankle, infected
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 916.5

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Superficial injury (910-919)
      • 916 Superficial injury of hip, thigh, leg, and ankle

Information for Medical Professionals

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Information for Patients

Insect Bites and Stings

Also called: Bug bites

Most insect bites are harmless, though they sometimes cause discomfort. Bee, wasp, and hornet stings and fire ant bites usually hurt. Mosquito, flea, and mite bites usually itch. Insects can also spread diseases. In the United States, some mosquitoes spread West Nile virus. Travelers outside the United States may be at risk for malaria and other infections.

To prevent insect bites and their complications

  • Don't bother insects
  • Use insect repellant
  • Wear protective clothing
  • Be careful when you eat outside because food attracts insects
  • If you know you have severe allergic reactions to insect bites and stings (such as anaphylaxis), carry an emergency epinephrine kit

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Bee poison
  • Bug repellent safety
  • Caterpillars
  • Centipede
  • Chiggers
  • Fire ants
  • Fleas
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Millipede toxin
  • Rickettsial pox
  • Scorpions
  • Typhus
  • Wasp sting

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