ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T63.421

Toxic effect of venom of ants, accidental (unintentional)

Diagnosis Code T63.421

ICD-10: T63.421
Short Description: Toxic effect of venom of ants, accidental (unintentional)
Long Description: Toxic effect of venom of ants, accidental (unintentional)
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T63.421

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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

  • Animal sting
  • Ant sting
  • Insect sting
  • Poisoning by sting AND/OR bite of fire ant
  • Poisoning caused by insect venom
  • Poisoning caused by sting of ant
  • Poisoning caused by sting of harvester ant

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T63.421 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
Ant (bite) (sting)T63.421T63.422T63.423T63.424

Information for Patients

Insect Bites and Stings

Also called: Bug bites

Most insect bites are harmless, though they sometimes cause discomfort. Bee, wasp, and hornet stings and fire ant bites usually hurt. Mosquito and flea bites usually itch. Insects can also spread diseases. In the United States, some mosquitoes spread West Nile virus. Travelers outside the United States may be at risk for malaria and other infections.

To prevent insect bites and their complications

  • Don't bother insects
  • Use insect repellant
  • Wear protective clothing
  • Be careful when you eat outside because food attracts insects
  • If you know you have severe allergic reactions to insect bites and stings (such as anaphylaxis), carry an emergency epinephrine kit

  • Anaphylaxis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bee poison (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fire ants (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fleas (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Insect bites and stings (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wasp sting (Medical Encyclopedia)

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