Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 987.9
Toxic effect of unspecified gas, fume, or vapor
  • Short description: Toxic eff gas/vapor NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 987.9 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 987.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 987.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 987.9: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Toxic effect of gas, fumes AND/OR vapors
  • Toxic effect of gas, fumes or vapors
  • Toxic effect of gases, fumes or vapor
  • Toxic effect of smoke
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 987.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T59.811A Toxic effect of smoke, accidental (unintentional), initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T59.812A Toxic effect of smoke, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T59.813A Toxic effect of smoke, assault, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T59.814A Toxic effect of smoke, undetermined, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T59.91XA Toxic effect of unspecified gases, fumes and vapors, accidental (unintentional), initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T59.92XA Toxic effect of unspecified gases, fumes and vapors, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T59.93XA Toxic effect of unspecified gases, fumes and vapors, assault, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T59.94XA Toxic effect of unspecified gases, fumes and vapors, undetermined, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 987.9:
  • Asphyxia, asphyxiation (by) 799.01
    • gas, fumes, or vapor NEC 987.9
      • specified - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
  • Conflagration - see also Burn, by site
    • asphyxia (by inhalation of gases, fumes, or vapors) 987.9
      • specified agent - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
  • Gas 787.3
    • asphyxia, asphyxiation, inhalation, poisoning, suffocation NEC 987.9
      • specified gas - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
  • Inhalation
    • gas, fumes, or vapor (noxious) 987.9
      • specified agent - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
    • steam 987.9
  • Vapor asphyxia or suffocation NEC 987.9
    • specified agent - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
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