ICD-10-CM Code T49.4X2

Poisoning by keratolytics, keratoplastics, and other hair treatment drugs and preparations, intentional self-harm

Version 2020 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code Poisoning Intentional

Not Valid for Submission

T49.4X2 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 keratolytics, keratoplastics, and other hair treatment drugs and preparations, intentional self-harm. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code T49.4X2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like dithranol overdose or intentional dithranol overdose or intentional hair treatment poisoning or poisoning by hair treatment drug and/or preparation or topical dermatological preparation overdose.

ICD-10:T49.4X2
Short Description:Poisoning by keratolyt/keratplst/hair trmt drug, self-harm
Long Description:Poisoning by keratolytics, keratoplastics, and other hair treatment drugs and preparations, intentional self-harm

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

  • T49.4X2A - Poisoning by keratolytics, keratoplastics, and other hair treatment drugs and preparations, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
  • T49.4X2D - Poisoning by keratolytics, keratoplastics, and other hair treatment drugs and preparations, intentional self-harm, subsequent encounter
  • T49.4X2S - Poisoning by keratolytics, keratoplastics, and other hair treatment drugs and preparations, intentional self-harm, sequela

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2020 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, 2019. This code was replaced for the FY 2020 (October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020).

  • K59.03 - Drug induced constipation

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Dithranol overdose
  • Intentional dithranol overdose
  • Intentional hair treatment poisoning
  • Poisoning by hair treatment drug AND/OR preparation
  • Topical dermatological preparation overdose

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)
      • Topical skin/eye/ENT/dental drugs (T49)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T49.4X2 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
AllantoinT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Alum (medicinal)T49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Alum (medicinal)
  »nonmedicinal (ammonium) (potassium)
T49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
AnthralinT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
AntiseborrheicsT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Bleaching agent (medicinal)T49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
ButantroneT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Cade oilT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
CapsicumT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Carbazochrome (salicylate) (sodium sulfonate)T49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
ChlorothymolT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
ChloroxineT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
ChrysarobinT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
CollagenaseT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Corn curesT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
DepilatoryT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Desloughing agentT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Diachylon plasterT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Dimethylamine sulfateT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
DithranolT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
EuresolT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Flowers of sulfurT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Fumaric acidT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
HairT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Hair
  »dye
T49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Hair
  »preparation NEC
T49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
HemostypticT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
IchthyolT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Keratolytic drug NECT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Keratolytic drug NEC
  »anthracene
T49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Keratoplastic NECT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Lassar's pasteT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
MonobenzoneT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Podophyllum (resin)T49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Preparation, localT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Pyrithione zincT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
RubefacientT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Salicylic acidT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Salicylic acid
  »with benzoic acid
T49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Salicylic acid
  »congeners
T49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Salicylic acid
  »derivative
T49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Salicylic acid
  »salts
T49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Savin (oil)T49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
SelsunT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Sulfur, sulfurated, sulfuric, sulfurous, sulfuryl (compounds NEC) (medicinal)T49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Sulfur, sulfurated, sulfuric, sulfurous, sulfuryl (compounds NEC) (medicinal)
  »acid
T49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Sulfur, sulfurated, sulfuric, sulfurous, sulfuryl (compounds NEC) (medicinal)
  »dioxide (gas)
T49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Sulfur, sulfurated, sulfuric, sulfurous, sulfuryl (compounds NEC) (medicinal)
  »ether
T49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Sulfur, sulfurated, sulfuric, sulfurous, sulfuryl (compounds NEC) (medicinal)
  »hydrogen
T49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Sulfur, sulfurated, sulfuric, sulfurous, sulfuryl (compounds NEC) (medicinal)
  »medicinal (keratolytic) (ointment) NEC
T49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Sulfur, sulfurated, sulfuric, sulfurous, sulfuryl (compounds NEC) (medicinal)
  »ointment
T49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Sulfur, sulfurated, sulfuric, sulfurous, sulfuryl (compounds NEC) (medicinal)
  »pesticide (vapor)
T49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Sulfur, sulfurated, sulfuric, sulfurous, sulfuryl (compounds NEC) (medicinal)
  »vapor NEC
T49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
ThioglycolateT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
TioxoloneT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
TriacetoxyanthraceneT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
TrioxysalenT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
Vleminckx's solutionT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6
XenysalateT49.4X1T49.4X2T49.4X3T49.4X4T49.4X5T49.4X6

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.


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Self-Harm

What is self-harm?

Self-harm, or self-injury, is when a person hurts his or her own body on purpose. The injuries may be minor, but sometimes they can be severe. They may leave permanent scars or cause serious health problems. Some examples are

  • Cutting yourself (such as using a razor blade, knife, or other sharp object to cut your 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

Self-harm is not a mental disorder. It is a behavior - an unhealthy way to cope with strong feelings. However, some of the people who harm themselves do have a mental disorder.

People who harm themselves are usually not trying to kill themselves. But they are at higher risk of attempting suicide if they do not get help.

Why do people harm themselves?

There are different reasons why people harm themselves. Often, they have trouble coping and dealing with their feelings. They harm themselves to try to

  • Make themselves feel something, when they feel empty or numb inside
  • Block upsetting memories
  • Show that they need help
  • Release strong feelings that overwhelm them, such as anger, loneliness, or hopelessness
  • Punish themselves
  • Feel a sense of control

Who is at risk for self-harm?

There are people of all ages who harm themselves, but it usually starts in the teen or early adult years. Self-harm is more common in people who

  • Were abused or went through a trauma as children
  • Have mental disorders, such as
    • Depression
    • Eating disorders
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder
    • Certain personality disorders
  • Abuse drugs or alcohol
  • Have friends who self-harm
  • Have low self-esteem

What are the signs of self-harm?

Signs that someone may be hurting themselves include

  • Having frequent cuts, bruises, or scars
  • Wearing long sleeves or pants even in hot weather
  • Making excuses about injuries
  • Having sharp objects around for no clear reason

How can I help someone who self-harms?

If someone you know is self-harming, it is important not to be judgmental. Let that person know that you want to help. If the person is a child or teenager, ask him or her to talk to a trusted adult. If he or she won't do that, talk to a trusted adult yourself. If the person who is self-harming is an adult, suggest mental health counseling.

What the treatments are for self-harm?

There are no medicines to treat self-harming behaviors. But there are medicines to treat any mental disorders that the person may have, such as anxiety and depression. Treating the mental disorder may weaken the urge to self-harm.

Mental health counseling or therapy can also help by teaching the person

  • Problem-solving skills
  • New ways to cope with strong emotions
  • Better relationship skills
  • Ways to strengthen self-esteem

If the problem is severe, the person may need more intensive treatment in a psychiatric hospital or a mental health day program.


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