ICD-10 Code T41.42

Poisoning by unspecified anesthetic, intentional self-harm

Version 2019 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code Poisoning Intentional
ICD-10:T41.42
Short Description:Poisoning by unspecified anesthetic, intentional self-harm
Long Description:Poisoning by unspecified anesthetic, intentional self-harm

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10 T41.42 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of poisoning by unspecified anesthetic, intentional self-harm. The code is NOT valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • T41.42XA - Poisoning by unspecified anesthetic, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
  • T41.42XD - Poisoning by unspecified anesthetic, intentional self-harm, subsequent encounter
  • T41.42XS - Poisoning by unspecified anesthetic, intentional self-harm, sequela

Deleted Code

This code was deleted in the 2019 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2018. This code was replaced for the FY 2019 (October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019).

  • K59.03 - Drug induced constipation

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Poisoning by, adverse effect of and underdosing of drugs, medicaments and biological substances (T36-T50)
      • Anesthetics and therapeutic gases (T41)

Information for Medical Professionals

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T41.42 is included in the Table of Drugs and Chemicals, this table contains a classification of drugs, industrial solvents, corrosive gases, noxious plants, pesticides, and other toxic agents. Each substance in the table is assigned a code according to the poisoning classification and external causes of adverse effects. Use as many codes as necessary to describe all reported drugs, medicinal or chemical substances.

Substance Poisoning
Accidental
(unintentional)
Poisoning
Accidental
self-harm
Poisoning
Assault
Poisoning
Undetermined
Adverse
effect
Underdosing
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »with muscle relaxant
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »with muscle relaxant
    »general
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »with muscle relaxant
    »local
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »gaseous NEC
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »general NEC
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »halogenated hydrocarbon derivatives NEC
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »infiltration NEC
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »intravenous NEC
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »local NEC
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »rectal
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »rectal
    »general
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »rectal
    »local
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »regional NEC
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »spinal NEC
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »thiobarbiturate
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »topical
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46

Information for Patients


Poisoning

A poison is any substance that is harmful to your body. You might swallow it, inhale it, inject it, or absorb it through your skin. Any substance can be poisonous if too much is taken. Poisons can include

  • Prescription or over-the-counter medicines taken in doses that are too high
  • Overdoses of illegal drugs
  • Carbon monoxide from gas appliances
  • Household products, such as laundry powder or furniture polish
  • Pesticides
  • Indoor or outdoor plants
  • Metals such as lead and mercury

The effects of poisoning range from short-term illness to brain damage, coma, and death. To prevent poisoning it is important to use and store products exactly as their labels say. Keep dangerous products where children can't get to them. Treatment for poisoning depends on the type of poison. If you suspect someone has been poisoned, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.

  • Poisoning (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Poisoning first aid (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Toxicology screen (Medical Encyclopedia)

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Self-Harm

Self-harm refers to a person's harming their own body on purpose. About 1 in 100 people hurts himself or herself in this way. More females hurt themselves than males. A person who self-harms usually does not mean to kill himself or herself. But they are at higher risk of attempting suicide if they do not get help.

Self-harm tends to begin in teen or early adult years. Some people may engage in self-harm a few times and then stop. Others engage in it more often and have trouble stopping.

Examples of self-harm include

  • Cutting yourself (such as using a razor blade, knife, or other sharp object to cut the skin)
  • Punching yourself or punching things (like a wall)
  • Burning yourself with cigarettes, matches, or candles
  • Pulling out your hair
  • Poking objects through body openings
  • Breaking your bones or bruising yourself

Many people cut themselves because it gives them a sense of relief. Some people use cutting as a means to cope with a problem. Some teens say that when they hurt themselves, they are trying to stop feeling lonely, angry, or hopeless.

It is possible to overcome the urge to hurt yourself. There are other ways to find relief and cope with your emotions. Counseling may help.

Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health

  • Trichotillomania (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.