ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V15.07

Hx-latex allergy

Diagnosis Code V15.07

ICD-9: V15.07
Short Description: Hx-latex allergy
Long Description: Allergy to latex
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V15.07

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to personal and family history (V10-V19)
      • V15 Other personal history presenting hazards to health

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V15.07 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Allergy, allergic (reaction) 995.3
      • history (of) V15.09
        • to
          • latex V15.07
    • History (personal) of
      • allergy (to) V15.09
        • latex V15.07

Information for Patients

Latex Allergy

Latex is a milky fluid that comes from the tropical rubber tree. Hundreds of everyday products contain latex. Repeated exposure to a protein in natural latex can make you more likely to develop a latex allergy. If your immune system detects the protein, a reaction can start in minutes. You could get a rash or asthma. In rare cases you could have a severe reaction called anaphylaxis.

Your doctor may use a physical exam and skin and blood tests to diagnose it. There are medicines to treat a reaction, but it is best to try to avoid latex. Common latex products include

  • Gloves
  • Condoms
  • Balloons
  • Rubber bands
  • Shoe soles
  • Pacifiers

You can find latex-free versions of these products.

  • Latex allergies - for hospital patients
  • Managing latex allergies at home

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