ICD-9 Code 989.5

Toxic effect of venom

Not Valid for Submission

989.5 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of toxic effect of venom. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 989.5
Short Description:Toxic effect venom
Long Description:Toxic effect of venom

Convert 989.5 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • T63.001A - Toxic effect of unsp snake venom, accidental, init
  • T63.002A - Toxic effect of unsp snake venom, self-harm, init
  • T63.003A - Toxic effect of unsp snake venom, assault, init encntr
  • T63.004A - Toxic effect of unsp snake venom, undetermined, init encntr
  • T63.011A - Toxic effect of rattlesnake venom, accidental, init
  • T63.012A - Toxic effect of rattlesnake venom, self-harm, init
  • T63.013A - Toxic effect of rattlesnake venom, assault, init encntr
  • T63.014A - Toxic effect of rattlesnake venom, undetermined, init encntr
  • T63.021A - Toxic effect of coral snake venom, accidental, init
  • T63.022A - Toxic effect of coral snake venom, self-harm, init
  • T63.023A - Toxic effect of coral snake venom, assault, init encntr
  • T63.024A - Toxic effect of coral snake venom, undetermined, init encntr
  • T63.031A - Toxic effect of taipan venom, accidental, init
  • T63.032A - Toxic effect of taipan venom, intentional self-harm, init
  • T63.033A - Toxic effect of taipan venom, assault, initial encounter
  • T63.034A - Toxic effect of taipan venom, undetermined, init encntr
  • T63.041A - Toxic effect of cobra venom, accidental, init
  • T63.042A - Toxic effect of cobra venom, intentional self-harm, init
  • T63.043A - Toxic effect of cobra venom, assault, initial encounter
  • T63.044A - Toxic effect of cobra venom, undetermined, initial encounter
  • T63.061A - Toxic effect of venom of N & S American snake, acc, init
  • T63.062A - Toxic effect of venom of N & S American snake, slf-hrm, init
  • T63.063A - Toxic effect of venom of N & S American snake, assault, init
  • T63.064A - Toxic effect of venom of N & S American snake, undet, init
  • T63.071A - Toxic effect of venom of Australian snake, accidental, init
  • T63.072A - Toxic effect of venom of Australian snake, self-harm, init
  • T63.073A - Toxic effect of venom of oth Australian snake, assault, init
  • T63.074A - Toxic effect of venom of Australian snake, undet, init
  • T63.081A - Toxic effect of venom of African and Asian snake, acc, init
  • T63.082A - Toxic eff of venom of African and Asian snake, slf-hrm, init
  • T63.083A - Toxic eff of venom of African and Asian snake, asslt, init
  • T63.084A - Toxic eff of venom of African and Asian snake, undet, init
  • T63.091A - Toxic effect of venom of snake, accidental, init
  • T63.092A - Toxic effect of venom of snake, intentional self-harm, init
  • T63.093A - Toxic effect of venom of other snake, assault, init encntr
  • T63.094A - Toxic effect of venom of oth snake, undetermined, init
  • T63.111A - Toxic effect of venom of gila monster, accidental, init
  • T63.112A - Toxic effect of venom of gila monster, self-harm, init
  • T63.113A - Toxic effect of venom of gila monster, assault, init encntr
  • T63.114A - Toxic effect of venom of gila monster, undetermined, init
  • T63.121A - Toxic effect of venom of venomous lizard, accidental, init
  • T63.122A - Toxic effect of venom of venomous lizard, self-harm, init
  • T63.123A - Toxic effect of venom of oth venomous lizard, assault, init
  • T63.124A - Toxic effect of venom of venomous lizard, undetermined, init
  • T63.191A - Toxic effect of venom of reptiles, accidental, init
  • T63.192A - Toxic effect of venom of reptiles, self-harm, init
  • T63.193A - Toxic effect of venom of oth reptiles, assault, init encntr
  • T63.194A - Toxic effect of venom of oth reptiles, undetermined, init
  • T63.2X1A - Toxic effect of venom of scorpion, accidental, init
  • T63.2X2A - Toxic effect of venom of scorpion, self-harm, init
  • T63.2X3A - Toxic effect of venom of scorpion, assault, init encntr
  • T63.2X4A - Toxic effect of venom of scorpion, undetermined, init encntr
  • T63.301A - Toxic effect of unsp spider venom, accidental, init
  • T63.302A - Toxic effect of unsp spider venom, self-harm, init
  • T63.303A - Toxic effect of unsp spider venom, assault, init encntr
  • T63.304A - Toxic effect of unsp spider venom, undetermined, init encntr
  • T63.311A - Toxic effect of venom of black widow spider, acc, init
  • T63.312A - Toxic effect of venom of black widow spider, self-harm, init
  • T63.313A - Toxic effect of venom of black widow spider, assault, init
  • T63.314A - Toxic effect of venom of black widow spider, undet, init
  • T63.321A - Toxic effect of venom of tarantula, accidental, init
  • T63.322A - Toxic effect of venom of tarantula, self-harm, init
  • T63.323A - Toxic effect of venom of tarantula, assault, init encntr
  • T63.324A - Toxic effect of venom of tarantula, undetermined, init
  • T63.331A - Toxic effect of venom of brown recluse spider, acc, init
  • T63.332A - Toxic effect of venom of brown recluse spider, slf-hrm, init
  • T63.333A - Toxic effect of venom of brown recluse spider, assault, init
  • T63.334A - Toxic effect of venom of brown recluse spider, undet, init
  • T63.391A - Toxic effect of venom of spider, accidental, init
  • T63.392A - Toxic effect of venom of spider, intentional self-harm, init
  • T63.393A - Toxic effect of venom of other spider, assault, init encntr
  • T63.394A - Toxic effect of venom of oth spider, undetermined, init
  • T63.411A - Toxic effect of venom of centipede/millipede, acc, init
  • T63.412A - Toxic effect of venom of centipede/millipede, slf-hrm, init
  • T63.413A - Toxic effect of venom of centipede/millipede, assault, init
  • T63.414A - Toxic effect of venom of centipede/millipede, undet, init
  • T63.421A - Toxic effect of venom of ants, accidental, init
  • T63.422A - Toxic effect of venom of ants, intentional self-harm, init
  • T63.423A - Toxic effect of venom of ants, assault, initial encounter
  • T63.424A - Toxic effect of venom of ants, undetermined, init encntr
  • T63.431A - Toxic effect of venom of caterpillars, accidental, init
  • T63.432A - Toxic effect of venom of caterpillars, self-harm, init
  • T63.433A - Toxic effect of venom of caterpillars, assault, init encntr
  • T63.434A - Toxic effect of venom of caterpillars, undetermined, init
  • T63.441A - Toxic effect of venom of bees, accidental, init
  • T63.442A - Toxic effect of venom of bees, intentional self-harm, init
  • T63.443A - Toxic effect of venom of bees, assault, initial encounter
  • T63.444A - Toxic effect of venom of bees, undetermined, init encntr
  • T63.451A - Toxic effect of venom of hornets, accidental, init
  • T63.452A - Toxic effect of venom of hornets, self-harm, init
  • T63.453A - Toxic effect of venom of hornets, assault, initial encounter
  • T63.454A - Toxic effect of venom of hornets, undetermined, init encntr
  • T63.461A - Toxic effect of venom of wasps, accidental, init
  • T63.462A - Toxic effect of venom of wasps, intentional self-harm, init
  • T63.463A - Toxic effect of venom of wasps, assault, initial encounter
  • T63.464A - Toxic effect of venom of wasps, undetermined, init encntr
  • T63.481A - Toxic effect of venom of arthropod, accidental, init
  • T63.482A - Toxic effect of venom of arthropod, self-harm, init
  • T63.483A - Toxic effect of venom of oth arthropod, assault, init encntr
  • T63.484A - Toxic effect of venom of oth arthropod, undetermined, init
  • T63.511A - Toxic effect of contact w stingray, accidental, init
  • T63.512A - Toxic effect of contact w stingray, self-harm, init
  • T63.513A - Toxic effect of contact with stingray, assault, init encntr
  • T63.514A - Toxic effect of contact w stingray, undetermined, init
  • T63.591A - Toxic effect of contact w oth venomous fish, acc, init
  • T63.592A - Toxic effect of contact w oth venomous fish, self-harm, init
  • T63.593A - Toxic effect of contact w oth venomous fish, assault, init
  • T63.594A - Toxic effect of contact w oth venomous fish, undet, init
  • T63.611A - Toxic effect of contact w Portugese Man-o-war, acc, init
  • T63.612A - Toxic effect of contact w Portugese Man-o-war, slf-hrm, init
  • T63.613A - Toxic effect of contact w Portugese Man-o-war, assault, init
  • T63.614A - Toxic effect of contact w Portugese Man-o-war, undet, init
  • T63.621A - Toxic effect of contact w oth jellyfish, accidental, init
  • T63.622A - Toxic effect of contact w oth jellyfish, self-harm, init
  • T63.623A - Toxic effect of contact w oth jellyfish, assault, init
  • T63.624A - Toxic effect of contact w oth jellyfish, undetermined, init
  • T63.631A - Toxic effect of contact w sea anemone, accidental, init
  • T63.632A - Toxic effect of contact w sea anemone, self-harm, init
  • T63.633A - Toxic effect of contact w sea anemone, assault, init encntr
  • T63.634A - Toxic effect of contact w sea anemone, undetermined, init
  • T63.691A - Toxic effect of cntct w oth venom marine animals, acc, init
  • T63.692A - Toxic eff of cntct w oth venom marine animals, slf-hrm, init
  • T63.693A - Toxic eff of cntct w oth venom marine animals, asslt, init
  • T63.694A - Toxic eff of cntct w oth venom marine animals, undet, init
  • T63.711A - Toxic effect of contact w venomous marine plant, acc, init
  • T63.712A - Toxic effect of contact w venom marine plant, slf-hrm, init
  • T63.713A - Toxic effect of contact w venom marine plant, assault, init
  • T63.714A - Toxic effect of contact w venomous marine plant, undet, init
  • T63.791A - Toxic effect of contact w oth venomous plant, acc, init
  • T63.792A - Toxic effect of contact w oth venomous plant, slf-hrm, init
  • T63.793A - Toxic effect of contact w oth venomous plant, assault, init
  • T63.794A - Toxic effect of contact w oth venomous plant, undet, init
  • T63.811A - Toxic effect of contact w venomous frog, accidental, init
  • T63.812A - Toxic effect of contact w venomous frog, self-harm, init
  • T63.813A - Toxic effect of contact w venomous frog, assault, init
  • T63.814A - Toxic effect of contact w venomous frog, undetermined, init
  • T63.821A - Toxic effect of contact w venomous toad, accidental, init
  • T63.822A - Toxic effect of contact w venomous toad, self-harm, init
  • T63.823A - Toxic effect of contact w venomous toad, assault, init
  • T63.824A - Toxic effect of contact w venomous toad, undetermined, init
  • T63.831A - Toxic effect of contact w oth venomous amphibian, acc, init
  • T63.832A - Toxic effect of contact w oth venomous amphib, slf-hrm, init
  • T63.833A - Toxic effect of contact w oth venomous amphib, assault, init
  • T63.834A - Toxic effect of contact w oth venomous amphib, undet, init
  • T63.891A - Toxic effect of contact w oth venomous animals, acc, init
  • T63.892A - Toxic effect of contact w oth venom animals, slf-hrm, init
  • T63.893A - Toxic effect of contact w oth venom animals, assault, init
  • T63.894A - Toxic effect of contact w oth venomous animals, undet, init
  • T63.91XA - Toxic effect of contact w unsp venomous animal, acc, init
  • T63.92XA - Toxic effect of contact w unsp venom animal, slf-hrm, init
  • T63.93XA - Toxic effect of contact w unsp venom animal, assault, init
  • T63.94XA - Toxic effect of contact w unsp venomous animal, undet, init

Code Classification

  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Toxic effects of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source (980-989)
      • 989 Toxic effect of other substances, chiefly nonmedicinal as to source

Information for Medical Professionals

Index to Diseases and Injuries

References found for the code 989.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


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
  • Human bites
  • Human bites -- self-care
  • Jellyfish stings
  • Marine animal stings or bites
  • Snake bites

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Insect Bites and Stings

Also called: Bug bites

Most insect bites are harmless, though they sometimes cause discomfort. Bee, wasp, and hornet stings and fire ant bites usually hurt. Mosquito, flea, and mite bites usually itch. Insects can also spread diseases. In the United States, some mosquitoes spread West Nile virus. Travelers outside the United States may be at risk for malaria and other infections.

To prevent insect bites and their complications

  • Don't bother insects
  • Use insect repellant
  • Wear protective clothing
  • Be careful when you eat outside because food attracts insects
  • If you know you have severe allergic reactions to insect bites and stings (such as anaphylaxis), carry an emergency epinephrine kit
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Bee poison
  • Bug repellent safety
  • Caterpillars
  • Centipede
  • Chiggers
  • Fire ants
  • Fleas
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Millipede toxin
  • Rickettsial pox
  • Scorpions
  • Typhus
  • Wasp sting

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Spider Bites

Though many people are afraid of spiders, they rarely bite people unless threatened. Most spider bites are harmless. Occasionally, spider bites can cause allergic reactions. And bites by the venomous black widow and brown recluse spiders can be very dangerous to people.

If you are bitten by a spider, you may see a reaction similar to that of a bee sting, including redness, pain and swelling at the site. To treat a spider bite:

  • Wash the area well with soap and water
  • Apply an ice pack or a wet compress to the area
  • Take over-the-counter pain medicine, if needed
  • Consider using antihistamines for severe swelling
  • Seek medical treatment for small children and adults with severe symptoms
  • Black widow spider
  • Brown recluse spider
  • Funnel-web spider bite
  • Tarantula spider

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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions

  • And - The word "and" should be interpreted to mean either "and" or "or" when it appears in a title.
  • Code also note - A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
  • Code first - Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
  • Type 1 Excludes Notes - A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • Type 2 Excludes Notes - A type 2 Excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • Includes Notes - This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • Inclusion terms - List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable" - This abbreviation in the Alphabetic Index represents "other specified". When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Alphabetic Index directs the coder to the "other specified” code in the Tabular List.
  • NOS "Not otherwise specified" - This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.
  • See - The "see" instruction following a main term in the Alphabetic Index indicates that another term should be referenced. It is necessary to go to the main term referenced with the "see" note to locate the correct code.
  • See Also - A "see also" instruction following a main term in the Alphabetic Index instructs that there is another main term that may also be referenced that may provide additional Alphabetic Index entries that may be useful. It is not necessary to follow the "see also" note when the original main term provides the necessary code.
  • 7th Characters - Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
  • With - The word "with" should be interpreted to mean "associated with" or "due to" when it appears in a code title, the Alphabetic Index, or an instructional note in the Tabular List. The word "with" in the Alphabetic Index is sequenced immediately following the main term, not in alphabetical order.