ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S20.96XA

Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unsp parts of thorax, init

Diagnosis Code S20.96XA

ICD-10: S20.96XA
Short Description: Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unsp parts of thorax, init
Long Description: Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified parts of thorax, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S20.96XA

Valid for Submission
The code S20.96XA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the thorax (S20-S29)
      • Superficial injury of thorax (S20)

Information for Patients


Insect Bites and Stings

Also called: Bug bites

Most insect bites are harmless, though they sometimes cause discomfort. Bee, wasp, and hornet stings and fire ant bites usually hurt. Mosquito and flea bites usually itch. Insects can also spread diseases. In the United States, some mosquitoes spread West Nile virus. Travelers outside the United States may be at risk for malaria and other infections.

To prevent insect bites and their complications

  • Don't bother insects
  • Use insect repellant
  • Wear protective clothing
  • Be careful when you eat outside because food attracts insects
  • If you know you have severe allergic reactions to insect bites and stings (such as anaphylaxis), carry an emergency epinephrine kit

  • Anaphylaxis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bee poison (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fire ants (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fleas (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Insect bites and stings (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wasp sting (Medical Encyclopedia)


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