ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 989.82

Toxic effect of latex

Diagnosis Code 989.82

ICD-9: 989.82
Short Description: Toxic effect of latex
Long Description: Toxic effect of latex
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 989.82

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

Information for Patients

Latex Allergy

Latex is a milky fluid that comes from the tropical rubber tree. Hundreds of everyday products contain latex. Repeated exposure to a protein in natural latex can make you more likely to develop a latex allergy. If your immune system detects the protein, a reaction can start in minutes. You could get a rash or asthma. In rare cases you could have a severe reaction called anaphylaxis.

Your doctor may use a physical exam and skin and blood tests to diagnose it. There are medicines to treat a reaction, but it is best to try to avoid latex. Common latex products include

  • Gloves
  • Condoms
  • Balloons
  • Rubber bands
  • Shoe soles
  • Pacifiers

You can find latex-free versions of these products.

  • Latex allergies - for hospital patients
  • Managing latex allergies at home

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