ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T56.1X2

Toxic effect of mercury and its compounds, self-harm

Diagnosis Code T56.1X2

ICD-10: T56.1X2
Short Description: Toxic effect of mercury and its compounds, self-harm
Long Description: Toxic effect of mercury and its compounds, intentional self-harm
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T56.1X2

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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)

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T56.1X2 is included in the Table of Drugs and Chemicals, this table contains a classification of drugs, industrial solvents, corrosive gases, noxious plants, pesticides, and other toxic agents. Each substance in the table is assigned a code according to the poisoning classification and external causes of adverse effects. Use as many codes as necessary to describe all reported drugs, medicinal or chemical substances.

Substance Poisoning
Accidental
(unintentional)
Poisoning
Accidental
self-harm
Poisoning
Assault
Poisoning
Undetermined
Adverse
effect
Underdosing
Fulminate of mercuryT56.1X1T56.1X2T56.1X3T56.1X4
Mercury, mercurial, mercuric, mercurous (compounds) (cyanide) (fumes) (nonmedicinal) (vapor) NECT56.1X1T56.1X2T56.1X3T56.1X4
Mercury, mercurial, mercuric, mercurous (compounds) (cyanide) (fumes) (nonmedicinal) (vapor) NEC
  »ammoniated
T56.1X1T56.1X2T56.1X3T56.1X4
Mercury, mercurial, mercuric, mercurous (compounds) (cyanide) (fumes) (nonmedicinal) (vapor) NEC
  »anti-infective
T56.1X1T56.1X2T56.1X3T56.1X4
Mercury, mercurial, mercuric, mercurous (compounds) (cyanide) (fumes) (nonmedicinal) (vapor) NEC
  »anti-infective
    »local
T56.1X1T56.1X2T56.1X3T56.1X4
Mercury, mercurial, mercuric, mercurous (compounds) (cyanide) (fumes) (nonmedicinal) (vapor) NEC
  »anti-infective
    »systemic
T56.1X1T56.1X2T56.1X3T56.1X4
Mercury, mercurial, mercuric, mercurous (compounds) (cyanide) (fumes) (nonmedicinal) (vapor) NEC
  »anti-infective
    »topical
T56.1X1T56.1X2T56.1X3T56.1X4
Mercury, mercurial, mercuric, mercurous (compounds) (cyanide) (fumes) (nonmedicinal) (vapor) NEC
  »chloride (ammoniated)
T56.1X1T56.1X2T56.1X3T56.1X4
Mercury, mercurial, mercuric, mercurous (compounds) (cyanide) (fumes) (nonmedicinal) (vapor) NEC
  »chloride (ammoniated)
    »fungicide
T56.1X1T56.1X2T56.1X3T56.1X4
Mercury, mercurial, mercuric, mercurous (compounds) (cyanide) (fumes) (nonmedicinal) (vapor) NEC
  »diuretic NEC
T56.1X1T56.1X2T56.1X3T56.1X4
Mercury, mercurial, mercuric, mercurous (compounds) (cyanide) (fumes) (nonmedicinal) (vapor) NEC
  »fungicide
T56.1X1T56.1X2T56.1X3T56.1X4
Mercury, mercurial, mercuric, mercurous (compounds) (cyanide) (fumes) (nonmedicinal) (vapor) NEC
  »organic (fungicide)
T56.1X1T56.1X2T56.1X3T56.1X4
Mercury, mercurial, mercuric, mercurous (compounds) (cyanide) (fumes) (nonmedicinal) (vapor) NEC
  »oxide, yellow
T56.1X1T56.1X2T56.1X3T56.1X4

Information for Patients


Mercury

Mercury is an element that is found in air, water and soil. It has several forms. Metallic mercury is a shiny, silver-white, odorless liquid. If heated, it is a colorless, odorless gas. It also combines with other elements to form powders or crystals. Mercury is in many products. Metallic mercury is used in glass thermometers, silver dental fillings, and button batteries. Mercury salts may be used in skin creams and ointments. It's also used in many industries.

Mercury in the air settles into water. It can pass through the food chain and build up in fish, shellfish, and animals that eat fish. The nervous system is sensitive to all forms of mercury. Exposure to high levels can damage the brain and kidneys. Pregnant women can pass the mercury in their bodies to their babies.

It is important to protect your family from mercury exposure:

  • Carefully handle and dispose of products that contain mercury
  • Limit your consumption of fish with higher levels of mercury

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

  • Mercuric chloride poisoning (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Mercuric oxide poisoning (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Mercury (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Mercury Quick Facts: Health Effects of Mercury Exposure (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)
  • Methylmercury poisoning (Medical Encyclopedia)


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