ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T63.001

Toxic effect of unsp snake venom, accidental (unintentional)

Diagnosis Code T63.001

ICD-10: T63.001
Short Description: Toxic effect of unsp snake venom, accidental (unintentional)
Long Description: Toxic effect of unspecified snake venom, accidental (unintentional)
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T63.001

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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 contact with venomous animals and plants (T63)

Information for Medical Professionals

  • Bite of unidentified snake with coagulopathy
  • Bite of unidentified snake with local tissue damage
  • Bite of unidentified snake with neurological signs
  • Bite of unidentified snake with toxic shock
  • Bite of venomous snake, without envenomation
  • Myopathy caused by snake bite
  • Poisoning caused by bite of unidentified snake
  • Snake bite
  • Snake bite
  • Toxic myopathy
  • Venomous snake bite

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code T63.001 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T63.001 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
Snake venom or biteT63.001T63.002T63.003T63.004
Snake venom or bite

Information for Patients

Animal Bites

Also called: Cat bites, Dog bites

Wild animals usually avoid people. They might attack, however, if they feel threatened, are sick, or are protecting their young or territory. Attacks by pets are more common. Animal bites rarely are life-threatening, but if they become infected, you can develop serious medical problems.

To prevent animal bites and complications from bites

  • Never pet, handle, or feed unknown animals
  • Leave snakes alone
  • Watch your children closely around animals
  • Vaccinate your cats, ferrets, and dogs against rabies
  • Spay or neuter your dog to make it less aggressive
  • Get a tetanus booster if you have not had one recently
  • Wear boots and long pants when you are in areas with venomous snakes

If an animal bites you, clean the wound with soap and water as soon as possible. Get medical attention if necessary.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Animal bites - self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Jellyfish stings (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Marine animal stings or bites (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Snake bites (Medical Encyclopedia)

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