Exposure (to)

Alphabetical Index

Use the alphabetical index for the main term exposure (to) to review the available sub terms and properly select the ICD-10 code with the highest degree of specificity. Instructional notations will guide the coder with information such as "see", "see also", "with", "without", "due to", and "code by site".

  • Exposure (to) - See Also: Contact, with; - T75.89 Other specified effects of external causes
    • acariasis - Z20.7 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to pediculosis, acariasis and other infestations
    • AIDS virus - Z20.6 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to human immunodeficiency virus [HIV]
    • air pollution - Z77.110 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to air pollution
    • algae and algae toxins - Z77.121 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to harmful algae and algae toxins
    • algae bloom - Z77.121 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to harmful algae and algae toxins
    • anthrax - Z20.810 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to anthrax
    • aromatic (hazardous) compounds NEC - Z77.028 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other hazardous aromatic compounds
    • aromatic amines - Z77.020 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to aromatic amines
    • aromatic dyes NOS - Z77.028 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other hazardous aromatic compounds
    • arsenic - Z77.010 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to arsenic
    • asbestos - Z77.090 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to asbestos
    • bacterial disease NEC - Z20.818 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other bacterial communicable diseases
    • benzene - Z77.021 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to benzene
    • blue-green algae bloom - Z77.121 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to harmful algae and algae toxins
    • body fluids (potentially hazardous) - Z77.21 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to potentially hazardous body fluids
    • brown tide - Z77.121 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to harmful algae and algae toxins
    • chemicals (chiefly nonmedicinal) (hazardous) NEC - Z77.098 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other hazardous, chiefly nonmedicinal, chemicals
    • cholera - Z20.09 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other intestinal infectious diseases
    • chromium compounds - Z77.018 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other hazardous metals
    • cold, effects of - T69.9 Effect of reduced temperature, unspecified
      • specified effect NEC - T69.8 Other specified effects of reduced temperature
    • communicable disease - Z20.9 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to unspecified communicable disease
      • bacterial NEC - Z20.818 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other bacterial communicable diseases
      • specified NEC - Z20.89 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other communicable diseases
      • viral NEC - Z20.828 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other viral communicable diseases
      • Zika virus - Z20.821 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to Zika virus
    • cyanobacteria bloom - Z77.121 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to harmful algae and algae toxins
    • disaster - Z65.5 Exposure to disaster, war and other hostilities
    • discrimination - Z60.5 Target of (perceived) adverse discrimination and persecution
    • dyes - Z77.098 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other hazardous, chiefly nonmedicinal, chemicals
    • effects of - T73.9 Effect of deprivation, unspecified
    • environmental tobacco smoke (acute) (chronic) - Z77.22 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (acute) (chronic)
    • Escherichia coli (E. coli) - Z20.01 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to intestinal infectious diseases due to Escherichia coli (E. coli)
    • exhaustion due to - T73.2 Exhaustion due to exposure
    • fiberglass - See: Table of Drugs and Chemicals, fiberglass;
    • German measles - Z20.4 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to rubella
    • gonorrhea - Z20.2 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission
    • hazardous metals NEC - Z77.018 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other hazardous metals
    • hazardous substances NEC - Z77.29 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other hazardous substances
    • hazards in the physical environment NEC - Z77.128 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other hazards in the physical environment
    • hazards to health NEC - Z77.9 Other contact with and (suspected) exposures hazardous to health
    • human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) - Z20.6 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to human immunodeficiency virus [HIV]
    • human T-lymphotropic virus type-1 (HTLV-1) - Z20.89 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other communicable diseases
    • implanted
      • mesh - See: Complications, prosthetic devise or implant, mesh;
      • prosthetic materials NEC - See: Complications, prosthetic materials NEC;
    • infestation (parasitic) NEC - Z20.7 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to pediculosis, acariasis and other infestations
    • intestinal infectious disease NEC - Z20.09 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other intestinal infectious diseases
      • Escherichia coli (E. coli) - Z20.01 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to intestinal infectious diseases due to Escherichia coli (E. coli)
    • lead - Z77.011 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to lead
    • meningococcus - Z20.811 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to meningococcus
    • mold (toxic) - Z77.120 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to mold (toxic)
    • nickel dust - Z77.018 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other hazardous metals
    • noise - Z77.122 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to noise
    • occupational
      • air contaminants NEC - Z57.39 Occupational exposure to other air contaminants
      • dust - Z57.2 Occupational exposure to dust
      • environmental tobacco smoke - Z57.31 Occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
      • extreme temperature - Z57.6 Occupational exposure to extreme temperature
      • noise - Z57.0 Occupational exposure to noise
      • radiation - Z57.1 Occupational exposure to radiation
      • risk factors - Z57.9 Occupational exposure to unspecified risk factor
        • specified NEC - Z57.8 Occupational exposure to other risk factors
      • toxic agents (gases) (liquids) (solids) (vapors) in agriculture - Z57.4 Occupational exposure to toxic agents in agriculture
      • toxic agents (gases) (liquids) (solids) (vapors) in industry NEC - Z57.5 Occupational exposure to toxic agents in other industries
      • vibration - Z57.7 Occupational exposure to vibration
    • parasitic disease NEC - Z20.7 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to pediculosis, acariasis and other infestations
    • pediculosis - Z20.7 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to pediculosis, acariasis and other infestations
    • persecution - Z60.5 Target of (perceived) adverse discrimination and persecution
    • pfiesteria piscicida - Z77.121 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to harmful algae and algae toxins
    • poliomyelitis - Z20.89 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other communicable diseases
    • pollution
      • air - Z77.110 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to air pollution
      • environmental NEC - Z77.118 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other environmental pollution
      • soil - Z77.112 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to soil pollution
      • water - Z77.111 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to water pollution
    • polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons - Z77.028 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other hazardous aromatic compounds
    • prenatal (drugs) (toxic chemicals) - See: Newborn, affected by, noxious substances transmitted via placenta or breast milk;
    • rabies - Z20.3 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to rabies
    • radiation, naturally occurring NEC - Z77.123 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to radon and other naturally occurring radiation
    • radon - Z77.123 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to radon and other naturally occurring radiation
    • red tide (Florida) - Z77.121 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to harmful algae and algae toxins
    • rubella - Z20.4 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to rubella
    • second hand tobacco smoke (acute) (chronic) - Z77.22 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (acute) (chronic)
      • in the perinatal period - P96.81 Exposure to (parental) (environmental) tobacco smoke in the perinatal period
    • sexually-transmitted disease - Z20.2 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission
    • smallpox (laboratory) - Z20.89 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other communicable diseases
    • syphilis - Z20.2 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission
    • terrorism - Z65.4 Victim of crime and terrorism
    • torture - Z65.4 Victim of crime and terrorism
    • tuberculosis - Z20.1 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to tuberculosis
    • uranium - Z77.012 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to uranium
    • varicella - Z20.820 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to varicella
    • venereal disease - Z20.2 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission
    • viral disease NEC - Z20.828 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other viral communicable diseases
    • war - Z65.5 Exposure to disaster, war and other hostilities
    • water pollution - Z77.111 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to water pollution
    • Zika virus - Z20.821 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to Zika virus

Clinical Terms

The following are some of the clinical term definitions related or applicable to exposure (to) within the ICD-10 index for Diseases and Injuries.

Air: The mixture of gases present in the earth's atmosphere consisting of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases.

Air Pollution: The presence of contaminants or pollutant substances in the air (AIR POLLUTANTS) that interfere with human health or welfare, or produce other harmful environmental effects. The substances may include GASES; PARTICULATE MATTER; or volatile ORGANIC CHEMICALS.

Anthrax: An acute infection caused by the spore-forming bacteria BACILLUS ANTHRACIS. It commonly affects hoofed animals such as sheep and goats. Infection in humans often involves the skin (cutaneous anthrax), the lungs (inhalation anthrax), or the gastrointestinal tract. Anthrax is not contagious and can be treated with antibiotics.

Arsenic: A shiny gray element with atomic symbol As, atomic number 33, and atomic weight 75. It occurs throughout the universe, mostly in the form of metallic arsenides. Most forms are toxic. According to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985), arsenic and certain arsenic compounds have been listed as known carcinogens. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)

Asbestos: Asbestos. Fibrous incombustible mineral composed of magnesium and calcium silicates with or without other elements. It is relatively inert chemically and used in thermal insulation and fireproofing. Inhalation of dust causes asbestosis and later lung and gastrointestinal neoplasms.

Benzene: Toxic, volatile, flammable liquid hydrocarbon byproduct of coal distillation. It is used as an industrial solvent in paints, varnishes, lacquer thinners, gasoline, etc. Benzene causes central nervous system damage acutely and bone marrow damage chronically and is carcinogenic. It was formerly used as parasiticide.

Cholera: An acute diarrheal disease endemic in India and Southeast Asia whose causative agent is VIBRIO CHOLERAE. This condition can lead to severe dehydration in a matter of hours unless quickly treated.

Communicable Diseases: An illness caused by an infectious agent or its toxins that occurs through the direct or indirect transmission of the infectious agent or its products from an infected individual or via an animal, vector or the inanimate environment to a susceptible animal or human host.

Discrimination (Psychology): Differential response to different stimuli.

Dust: Earth or other matter in fine, dry particles. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)

Gonorrhea: Acute infectious disease characterized by primary invasion of the urogenital tract. The etiologic agent, NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE, was isolated by Neisser in 1879.

Lead: A soft, grayish metal with poisonous salts; atomic number 82, atomic weight 207.2, symbol Pb.

Noise: Any sound which is unwanted or interferes with HEARING other sounds.

Poliomyelitis: An acute infectious disease of humans, particularly children, caused by any of three serotypes of human poliovirus (POLIOVIRUS). Usually the infection is limited to the gastrointestinal tract and nasopharynx, and is often asymptomatic. The central nervous system, primarily the spinal cord, may be affected, leading to rapidly progressive paralysis, coarse FASCICULATION and hyporeflexia. Motor neurons are primarily affected. Encephalitis may also occur. The virus replicates in the nervous system, and may cause significant neuronal loss, most notably in the spinal cord. A rare related condition, nonpoliovirus poliomyelitis, may result from infections with nonpoliovirus enteroviruses. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp764-5)

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Aromatic hydrocarbons that contain extended fused-ring structures.

Rabies: Acute VIRAL CNS INFECTION affecting mammals, including humans. It is caused by RABIES VIRUS and usually spread by contamination with virus-laden saliva of bites inflicted by rabid animals. Important animal vectors include the dog, cat, bat, fox, raccoon, skunk, and wolf.

Radiation: Emission or propagation of acoustic waves (SOUND), ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY waves (such as LIGHT; RADIO WAVES; GAMMA RAYS; or X-RAYS), or a stream of subatomic particles (such as ELECTRONS; NEUTRONS; PROTONS; or ALPHA PARTICLES).

Radon: A naturally radioactive element with atomic symbol Rn, and atomic number 86. It is a member of the noble gas family found in soil, and is released during the decay of RADIUM.

Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiological evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.

Rubella: An acute infectious disease caused by the RUBELLA VIRUS. The virus enters the respiratory tract via airborne droplet and spreads to the LYMPHATIC SYSTEM.

Soil: The unconsolidated mineral or organic matter on the surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants.

Syphilis: A contagious venereal disease caused by the spirochete TREPONEMA PALLIDUM.

Terrorism: The use or threatened use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of criminal laws for purposes of intimidation, coercion, or ransom, in support of political or social objectives.

Tuberculosis: Any of the infectious diseases of man and other animals caused by species of MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS.

Uranium: A radioactive element of the actinide series of metals. It has an atomic symbol U, atomic number 92, and atomic weight 238.03. U-235 is used as the fissionable fuel in nuclear weapons and as fuel in nuclear power reactors.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Diseases due to or propagated by sexual contact.

Vibration: A continuing periodic change in displacement with respect to a fixed reference. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)

Water: A clear, odorless, tasteless liquid that is essential for most animal and plant life and is an excellent solvent for many substances. The chemical formula is hydrogen oxide (H2O). (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)

Water Pollution: Contamination of bodies of water (such as LAKES; RIVERS; SEAS; and GROUNDWATER.)

Zika Virus: An arbovirus in the FLAVIVIRUS genus of the family FLAVIVIRIDAE. Originally isolated in the Zika Forest of UGANDA it has been introduced to Asia and the Americas.