ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T56.0X1A

Toxic effect of lead and its compounds, accidental, init

Diagnosis Code T56.0X1A

ICD-10: T56.0X1A
Short Description: Toxic effect of lead and its compounds, accidental, init
Long Description: Toxic effect of lead and its compounds, accidental (unintentional), initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T56.0X1A

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Toxic effects of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source (T51-T65)
      • Toxic effect of metals (T56)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code T56.0X1A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Accidental poisoning by lead paints
  • Accidental poisoning caused by antiknock additives to petroleum
  • Accidental poisoning caused by lead and its compounds and fumes
  • Accidental poisoning caused by lead compound
  • Accidental poisoning caused by lead fumes
  • Accidental poisoning caused by metal
  • Accidental poisoning caused by petroleum fuels and cleaners
  • Accidental poisoning caused by petroleum products
  • Acute lead nephropathy
  • Acute toxic nephropathy
  • Anemia caused by lead
  • Chronic interstitial nephritis caused by heavy metals
  • Chronic lead nephropathy
  • Chronic toxic interstitial nephritis
  • Lead neuropathy
  • Nephropathy caused by lead
  • Neuropathy caused by chemical substance
  • Neuropathy caused by heavy metal
  • Saturnine nephropathy
  • Saturnine tremor
  • Toxic effect of inorganic lead compound
  • Toxic effect of lead dioxide
  • Toxic effect of lead salt
  • Toxic effect of organic lead compound
  • Toxic effect of tetraethyl lead
  • Urate nephropathy

Information for Patients

Lead Poisoning

Also called: Plumbism

Lead is a metal that occurs naturally in the earth's crust. Lead can be found in all parts of our environment. Much of it comes from human activities such as mining and manufacturing. Lead used to be in paint; older houses may still have lead paint. You could be exposed to lead by

  • Eating food or drinking water that contains lead. Water pipes in older homes may contain lead.
  • Working in a job where lead is used
  • Using lead in a hobby, such as making stained glass or lead-glazed pottery
  • Using folk remedies such as herbs or foods that contain lead

Breathing air, drinking water, eating food, or swallowing or touching dirt that contains lead can cause many health problems. Lead can affect almost every organ and system in your body. In adults, lead can increase blood pressure and cause infertility, nerve disorders, and muscle and joint pain. It can also make you irritable and affect your ability to concentrate and remember.

Lead is especially dangerous for children. A child who swallows large amounts of lead may develop anemia, severe stomachache, muscle weakness, and brain damage. Even at low levels, lead can affect a child's mental and physical growth.

Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry

  • Lead - nutritional considerations (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lead levels - blood (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lead poisoning (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lead Toxicity (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)

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