ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T38.0X4A

Poisoning by glucocort/synth analog, undetermined, init

Diagnosis Code T38.0X4A

ICD-10: T38.0X4A
Short Description: Poisoning by glucocort/synth analog, undetermined, init
Long Description: Poisoning by glucocorticoids and synthetic analogues, undetermined, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T38.0X4A

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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)
      • Hormones and their synthetic substitutes and antag, NEC (T38)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code T38.0X4A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Corticosteroids overdose
  • Cortisone derivative poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Desoxycorticosterone derivative poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Dexamethasone overdose
  • Dexamethasone overdose of undetermined intent
  • Fluorinated corticosteroid poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Poisoning caused by adrenal cortical steroid
  • Poisoning caused by adrenal cortical steroid
  • Poisoning caused by cortisone derivative
  • Poisoning caused by desoxycorticosterone derivative
  • Poisoning caused by fluorinated corticosteroid
  • Prednisone overdose
  • Prednisone overdose of undetermined intent

Information for Patients


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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