ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 919.4

Insect bite NEC

Diagnosis Code 919.4

ICD-9: 919.4
Short Description: Insect bite NEC
Long Description: Insect bite, nonvenomous, of other, multiple, and unspecified sites, without mention of infection
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 919.4

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Superficial injury (910-919)
      • 919 Superficial injury of other, multiple, and unspecified sites

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Arthropod bite wound
  • Bite of reduviid bug
  • Flea bites
  • Insect bite - wound
  • Insect bite reaction
  • Mosquito bite
  • Nonvenomous insect bite
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of multiple sites
  • Nonvenomous insect bite without infection
  • Nonvenomous snake bite
  • Thrip bite
  • Tick bite without infection

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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