ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T79.8XXA

Other early complications of trauma, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code T79.8XXA

ICD-10: T79.8XXA
Short Description: Other early complications of trauma, initial encounter
Long Description: Other early complications of trauma, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T79.8XXA

Valid for Submission
The code T79.8XXA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Certain early complications of trauma (T79)
      • Certain early complications of trauma, NEC (T79)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code T79.8XXA is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Acute confusional state, post-traumatic
  • Acute non-infective otitis externa
  • Acute respiratory failure
  • Acute traumatic otitis externa
  • Acute-on-chronic respiratory failure following trauma
  • Alopecia due to friction and trauma
  • Anemia due to mechanical damage
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • Cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea
  • Chronic respiratory failure
  • Chronic respiratory insufficiency
  • Compression injury of nerve
  • Contracture of gastrocnemius muscle due to traumatic injury
  • Irritation of presacral tissue by content of ruptured viscera
  • Lymphedema due to trauma
  • Mucosal vesicle
  • Non-infectious pneumonia
  • Otorrhea
  • Posttraumatic aphasia
  • Post-traumatic cerebrospinal otorrhea
  • Post-traumatic dementia
  • Post-traumatic dementia with behavioral change
  • Post-traumatic eczema
  • Post-traumatic epilepsy
  • Post-traumatic epilepsy, non-refractory
  • Post-traumatic epilepsy, refractory
  • Post-traumatic hydrocele
  • Posttraumatic meningitis
  • Post-traumatic nerve entrapment
  • Post-traumatic scar
  • Post-traumatic sterility
  • Respiratory failure following trauma
  • Secondary eczematous condition
  • Sterility
  • Traumatic fat necrosis
  • Traumatic hemolytic anemia
  • Traumatic hypotonia
  • Traumatic iritis
  • Traumatic oral hemorrhagic bulla
  • Traumatic oral ulceration
  • Traumatic pneumonia
  • Vesicular stomatitis

Information for Patients

Wounds and Injuries

Also called: Traumatic injuries

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.

Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.

Other common types of injuries include

  • Animal bites
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Electrical injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

  • Bleeding (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Crush injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cuts and puncture wounds (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Electrical injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gunshot wounds -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • How wounds heal (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Laceration - sutures or staples - at home (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lacerations - liquid bandage (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Surgical wound care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Surgical wound infection - treatment (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wet to dry dressing changes (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wound care centers (Medical Encyclopedia)

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