ICD-9 Code E906.3

Bite of other animal except arthropod

Not Valid for Submission

E906.3 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of bite of other animal except arthropod. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: E906.3
Short Description:Animal bite NEC
Long Description:Bite of other animal except arthropod

Convert E906.3 to ICD-10

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

  • W55.01XA - Bitten by cat, initial encounter

Code Classification

  • External causes of injury (V)
    • Accidents due to natural and environmental factors (E900-E909)
      • E906 Other injury caused by animals

Information for Medical Professionals

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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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.