Non-specific code 2010 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 988
Toxic effect of noxious substances eaten as food
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988 Excludes
  • allergic reaction to food, such as:
  • food poisoning (bacterial) (005.0-005.9)
  • toxic effects of food contaminants, such as:
    • aflatoxin and other mycotoxin (989.7)
    • mercury (985.0)
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