2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 984.9
Toxic effect of unspecified lead compound
- Short description: Tox eff lead compnd NOS.
- ICD-9-CM 984.9 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 984.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
- Lead is a metal that occurs naturally in the earth's crust. People have spread it through the environment in many ways. Lead used to be in paint and gasoline. Lead can still be found in contaminated soil, household dust, drinking water, lead-glazed pottery and some metal jewelry.breathing air, drinking water, eating food or swallowing or touching dirt that contains lead can cause many health problems. In adults, lead can increase blood pressure and cause infertility, nerve disorders and muscle and joint pain. It can also make you irritable and affect your ability to concentrate and remember. Lead is especially dangerous for children. A child who swallows large amounts of lead may develop anemia, severe stomachache, muscle weakness and brain damage. Even low levels of lead are linked to lower iq scores. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Poisoning due to absorption or ingestion of lead or one of its salts; symptoms include loss of appetite, weight loss, colic, constipation, insomnia, headache, dizziness, irritability, moderate hypertension, albuminuria, anemia, encephalopathy, and peripheral neuropathy leading to paralysis.
Convert to ICD-10-CM
converts approximately to:
- 2014 ICD-10-CM M1A.10X1 Lead-induced chronic gout, unspecified site, with tophus (tophi)
- 2014 ICD-10-CM T56.0X1A Toxic effect of lead and its compounds, accidental (unintentional), initial encounter
- 2014 ICD-10-CM T56.0X2A Toxic effect of lead and its compounds, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
- 2014 ICD-10-CM T56.0X3A Toxic effect of lead and its compounds, assault, initial encounter
- 2014 ICD-10-CM T56.0X4A Toxic effect of lead and its compounds, undetermined, initial encounter