ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T59.811

Toxic effect of smoke, accidental (unintentional)

Diagnosis Code T59.811

ICD-10: T59.811
Short Description: Toxic effect of smoke, accidental (unintentional)
Long Description: Toxic effect of smoke, accidental (unintentional)
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T59.811

Not Valid for Submission
The code T59.811 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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 other gases, fumes and vapors (T59)

Information for Medical Professionals

  • Accidental poisoning by gases or fumes on ship
  • Injury to respiratory system due to inhaled substance
  • Overcome by smoke on board watercraft
  • Smoke inhalation injury

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code T59.811 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T59.811 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
Smoke NECT59.811T59.812T59.813T59.814

Information for Patients

Inhalation Injuries

There are a variety of substances you can inhale that can cause acute internal injuries. Particles in the air from fires and toxic fumes can damage your eyes and respiratory system. They also can make chronic heart and lung diseases worse.

Symptoms of acute inhalation injuries may include

  • Coughing and phlegm
  • A scratchy throat
  • Irritated sinuses
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Headaches
  • Stinging eyes
  • A runny nose
  • If you already have asthma, it may get worse.

The best way to prevent inhalation injuries is to limit your exposure. If you smell or see smoke, or know that fires are nearby, you should leave the area if you are at greater risk from breathing smoke.

Environmental Protection Agency

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