ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V15.01

Hx-peanut allergy

Diagnosis Code V15.01

ICD-9: V15.01
Short Description: Hx-peanut allergy
Long Description: Allergy to peanuts
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V15.01

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to personal and family history (V10-V19)
      • V15 Other personal history presenting hazards to health

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V15.01 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Allergy, allergic (reaction) 995.3
      • history (of) V15.09
        • to
          • nuts V15.05
            • peanuts V15.01
    • History (personal) of
      • allergy (to) V15.09
        • nuts V15.05
          • peanuts V15.01

Information for Patients

Food Allergy

Food allergy is an abnormal response to a food triggered by your body's immune system.

In adults, the foods that most often trigger allergic reactions include fish, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts, such as walnuts. Problem foods for children can include eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and wheat.

The allergic reaction may be mild. In rare cases it can cause a severe reaction called anaphylaxis. Symptoms of food allergy include

  • Itching or swelling in your mouth
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal cramps and pain
  • Hives or eczema
  • Tightening of the throat and trouble breathing
  • Drop in blood pressure

Your health care provider may use a detailed history, elimination diet, and skin and blood tests to diagnose a food allergy.

When you have food allergies, you must be prepared to treat an accidental exposure. Wear a medical alert bracelet or necklace, and carry an auto-injector device containing epinephrine (adrenaline).

You can only prevent the symptoms of food allergy by avoiding the food. After you and your health care provider have identified the foods to which you are sensitive, you must remove them from your diet.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Allergy testing - skin
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Food Allergies: Reducing the Risks (Food and Drug Administration)
  • Food allergy

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