ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W56.42

Struck by shark

Diagnosis Code W56.42

ICD-10: W56.42
Short Description: Struck by shark
Long Description: Struck by shark
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W56.42

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The code W56.42 is a "header" and not 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 nonvenomous marine animal (W56)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of External Cause of Injuries
References found for the code W56.42 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Contact(accidental)
      • with
        • shark
          • strike

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