ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 986

Tox eff carbon monoxide

Diagnosis Code 986

ICD-9: 986
Short Description: Tox eff carbon monoxide
Long Description: Toxic effect of carbon monoxide
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 986

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Toxic effects of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source (980-989)
      • 986 Toxic effect of carbon monoxide

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Also called: CO poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas that has no odor or color. But it is very dangerous. It can cause sudden illness and death. CO is found in combustion fumes, such as those made by cars and trucks, lanterns, stoves, gas ranges and heating systems. CO from these fumes can build up in places that don't have a good flow of fresh air. You can be poisoned by breathing them in. The most common symptoms of CO poisoning are

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Chest pain
  • Confusion

It is often hard to tell if someone has CO poisoning, because the symptoms may be like those of other illnesses. People who are sleeping or intoxicated can die from CO poisoning before they have symptoms. A CO detector can warn you if you have high levels of CO in your home.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • "Invisible" Killer (Consumer Product Safety Commission)
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Hemoglobin derivatives

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