ICD-10 Diagnosis Code X97

Assault by smoke, fire and flames

Diagnosis Code X97

ICD-10: X97
Short Description: Assault by smoke, fire and flames
Long Description: Assault by smoke, fire and flames
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code X97

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The code X97 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Overexertion and strenuous or repetitive movements (X50)
      • Assault by smoke, fire and flames (X97)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code X97 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Index of External Cause of Injuries
References found for the code X97 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Arson(with intent to injure or kill)
    • Assault(homicidal) (by) (in)
      • arson
    • Assault(homicidal) (by) (in)
      • burning, burns (by fire) NEC
    • Assault(homicidal) (by) (in)
      • burning, burns (by fire) NEC
        • cigarette (s)
    • Assault(homicidal) (by) (in)
      • fire
    • Assault(homicidal) (by) (in)
      • incendiary device
    • Burn, burned, burning(accidental) (by) (from) (on)
      • inflicted by other person
    • Exposure(to)
      • fire, flames (accidental)
        • assault
    • Exposure(to)
      • fire, flames (accidental)
        • homicide (attempt)
    • Exposure(to)
      • fire, flames (accidental)
        • started by other person

Information for Patients


A burn is damage to your body's tissues caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or radiation. Scalds from hot liquids and steam, building fires and flammable liquids and gases are the most common causes of burns. Another kind is an inhalation injury, caused by breathing smoke.

There are three types of burns:

  • First-degree burns damage only the outer layer of skin
  • Second-degree burns damage the outer layer and the layer underneath
  • Third-degree burns damage or destroy the deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath

Burns can cause swelling, blistering, scarring and, in serious cases, shock, and even death. They also can lead to infections because they damage your skin's protective barrier. Treatment for burns depends on the cause of the burn, how deep it is, and how much of the body it covers. Antibiotic creams can prevent or treat infections. For more serious burns, treatment may be needed to clean the wound, replace the skin, and make sure the patient has enough fluids and nutrition.

NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

  • Burns (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Chemical burn or reaction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Minor burns - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin graft (Medical Encyclopedia)

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