ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V15.3

Hx of irradiation

Diagnosis Code V15.3

ICD-9: V15.3
Short Description: Hx of irradiation
Long Description: Personal history of irradiation, presenting hazards to health
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V15.3

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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  • Z92.3 - Personal history of irradiation

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V15.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • History (personal) of
      • irradiation V15.3
      • radiation therapy V15.3

Information for Patients

Radiation Exposure

Radiation is energy that travels in the form of waves or high-speed particles. It occurs naturally in sunlight. Man-made radiation is used in X-rays, nuclear weapons, nuclear power plants and cancer treatment.

If you are exposed to small amounts of radiation over a long time, it raises your risk of cancer. It can also cause mutations in your genes, which you could pass on to any children you have after the exposure. A lot of radiation over a short period, such as from a radiation emergency, can cause burns or radiation sickness. Symptoms of radiation sickness include nausea, weakness, hair loss, skin burns and reduced organ function. If the exposure is large enough, it can cause premature aging or even death. You may be able to take medicine to reduce the radioactive material in your body.

Environmental Protection Agency

  • Radiation sickness

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