ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T69.8XXS

Other specified effects of reduced temperature, sequela

Diagnosis Code T69.8XXS

ICD-10: T69.8XXS
Short Description: Other specified effects of reduced temperature, sequela
Long Description: Other specified effects of reduced temperature, sequela
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T69.8XXS

Valid for Submission
The code T69.8XXS is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Other and unspecified effects of external causes (T66-T78)
      • Other effects of reduced temperature (T69)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code T69.8XXS is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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The code T69.8XXS is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Acquired poikiloderma
  • Cold burn - liquid nitrogen
  • Cold erythema
  • Cold erythema associated with cold agglutinins
  • Cold erythema associated with cryoglobulin
  • Cold injury of peripheral nerve
  • Cold-induced dermatosis
  • Cryalgesia
  • Cryalgesia
  • Crymodynia
  • Frost nip
  • Headache due to cold exposure
  • Hypothermic coma
  • Local cold injury
  • Local cold injury
  • Pain of skin
  • Pain of skin
  • Pain of skin
  • Poikiloderma caused by cold injury
  • Psychroalgia
  • Sea-boot foot
  • Thermal injury of peripheral nerve

Information for Patients


Also called: Cold-related illness

Cold weather can affect your body in different ways. You can get frostbite, which is an injury to the body that is caused by freezing. Your body can also lose heat faster than you can produce it. That can cause hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature. It can make you sleepy, confused, and clumsy. Because it happens gradually and affects your thinking, you may not realize you need help. That makes it especially dangerous. A body temperature below 95° F is a medical emergency and can lead to death if not treated promptly.

Anyone who spends much time outdoors in cold weather can get hypothermia. You can also get it from being cold and wet, or under cold water for too long. Babies and old people are especially at risk. Babies can get it from sleeping in a cold room.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • How to prevent frostbite and hypothermia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypothermia (Medical Encyclopedia)

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