ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W93.12

Inhalation of liquid air

Diagnosis Code W93.12

ICD-10: W93.12
Short Description: Inhalation of liquid air
Long Description: Inhalation of liquid air
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W93.12

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The code W93.12 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to electric current, radiation and extreme ambient air temperature and pressure (W85-W99)
      • Exposure to excessive cold of man-made origin (W93)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code W93.12 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Index of External Cause of Injuries
References found for the code W93.12 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Exposure(to)
      • cold (accidental) (excessive) (extreme) (natural) (place)
        • due to
          • man-made conditions
            • liquid air (contact) (hydrogen) (nitrogen)
              • inhalation
    • Inhalation
      • liquid air, hydrogen, nitrogen

Information for Patients

Inhalation Injuries

There are a variety of substances you can inhale that can cause acute internal injuries. Particles in the air from fires and toxic fumes can damage your eyes and respiratory system. They also can make chronic heart and lung diseases worse.

Symptoms of acute inhalation injuries may include

  • Coughing and phlegm
  • A scratchy throat
  • Irritated sinuses
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Headaches
  • Stinging eyes
  • A runny nose
  • If you already have asthma, it may get worse.

The best way to prevent inhalation injuries is to limit your exposure. If you smell or see smoke, or know that fires are nearby, you should leave the area if you are at greater risk from breathing smoke.

Environmental Protection Agency

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