ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W55.81XS

Bitten by other mammals, sequela

Diagnosis Code W55.81XS

ICD-10: W55.81XS
Short Description: Bitten by other mammals, sequela
Long Description: Bitten by other mammals, sequela
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W55.81XS

Valid for Submission
The code W55.81XS is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to animate mechanical forces (W50-W64)
      • Contact with other mammals (W55)

Information for Medical Professionals

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The code W55.81XS is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Animal bite of back
  • Animal bite of buttock
  • Animal bite of calf
  • Animal bite of dorsum of foot
  • Animal bite of forehead
  • Animal bite of heel
  • Animal bite of lower leg
  • Animal bite of lower leg
  • Animal bite of perineum
  • Animal bite of shin
  • Animal bite of sole of foot
  • Animal bite of upper arm
  • Animal bite of wrist
  • Animal bite wound
  • Animal bite wound of head and neck
  • Bite of animal
  • Bite of hippopotamus
  • Bite of large carnivore
  • Bite of large herbivore
  • Bite of lion
  • Bite of primate
  • Bite of tiger
  • Bite of wild animal
  • Deep mammalian bite wound
  • Mammal bite wound
  • Monkey bite
  • Monkey bite - wound
  • Rabbit bite wound
  • Superficial mammalian bite wound

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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