ICD-9 Code 989.6

Toxic effect of soaps and detergents

Not Valid for Submission

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

ICD-9: 989.6
Short Description:Toxic eff soap/detergent
Long Description:Toxic effect of soaps and detergents

Convert 989.6 to ICD-10

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

  • T55.0X1A - Toxic effect of soaps, accidental (unintentional), init
  • T55.0X2A - Toxic effect of soaps, intentional self-harm, init encntr
  • T55.0X3A - Toxic effect of soaps, assault, initial encounter
  • T55.0X4A - Toxic effect of soaps, undetermined, initial encounter
  • T55.1X1A - Toxic effect of detergents, accidental (unintentional), init
  • T55.1X2A - Toxic effect of detergents, intentional self-harm, init
  • T55.1X3A - Toxic effect of detergents, assault, initial encounter
  • T55.1X4A - Toxic effect of detergents, undetermined, initial encounter

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

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.