ICD-10 Diagnosis Code I96

Gangrene, not elsewhere classified

Diagnosis Code I96

ICD-10: I96
Short Description: Gangrene, not elsewhere classified
Long Description: Gangrene, not elsewhere classified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I96

Valid for Submission
The code I96 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Other and unspecified disorders of the circulatory system (I95-I99)
      • Gangrene, not elsewhere classified (I96)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code I96 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Acral gangrene
  • Application site disorder
  • Application site necrosis
  • Colostomy necrosis
  • Coumarin necrosis
  • Dermatosis attributable to coumarin anticoagulant
  • Dermatosis resulting from anticoagulant therapy
  • Dermatosis resulting from intravascular thrombosis
  • Ergotism
  • Gangrene due to arterial insufficiency
  • Gangrene due to peripheral vascular disease
  • Gangrene of buttock
  • Gangrene of colostomy
  • Gangrene of finger
  • Gangrene of foot
  • Gangrene of hand
  • Gangrene of newborn
  • Gangrene of perineum
  • Gangrene of thumb
  • Gangrene of toe
  • Gangrenous disorder
  • Gangrenous ergotism
  • Gangrenous pressure ulcer
  • Gastrointestinal anastomotic necrosis
  • Ileostomy necrosis
  • Injection site necrosis
  • Ischemic gangrene
  • Localized adverse reaction caused by administration of drug
  • Necrosis AND/OR ulceration of skin caused by extravasation of drug
  • Necrosis caused by ionizing radiation
  • Necrosis following injection of local anesthetic
  • Necrosis of flap
  • Necrosis of stoma
  • Necrosis of subcutaneous tissue
  • On examination - gangrene
  • Peripheral gangrene
  • Poisoning caused by ergot alkaloid
  • Progressive cutaneous gangrene
  • Radionecrosis of skin
  • Skin flap necrosis
  • Skin necrosis
  • Surgical wound necrosis
  • Toxic effect of food contaminant
  • Vasoconstrictor druq poisoning
  • Wound edge finding
  • Wound edge necrosis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code I96 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Gangrene is the death of tissues in your body. It happens when a part of your body loses its blood supply. Gangrene can happen on the surface of the body, such as on the skin, or inside the body, in muscles or organs. Causes include

  • Serious injuries
  • Problems with blood circulation, such as atherosclerosis and peripheral arterial disease
  • Diabetes

Skin symptoms may include a blue or black color, pain, numbness, and sores that produce a foul-smelling discharge. If the gangrene is internal, you may run a fever and feel unwell, and the area may be swollen and painful.

Gangrene is a serious condition. It needs immediate attention. Treatment includes surgery, antibiotics, and oxygen therapy. In severe cases an amputation may be necessary.

  • Gangrene (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gas gangrene (Medical Encyclopedia)

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