Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 985.0
Toxic effect of mercury and its compounds
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Toxic effect mercury.
  • ICD-9-CM 985.0 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 985.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Toxic effect of mercury
Clinical Information
  • Acute or chronic disease produced by exposure to mercury or toxic mercury compounds.
Applies To
  • Minamata disease
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 985.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T56.1X1A Toxic effect of mercury and its compounds, accidental (unintentional), initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T56.1X2A Toxic effect of mercury and its compounds, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T56.1X3A Toxic effect of mercury and its compounds, assault, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T56.1X4A Toxic effect of mercury and its compounds, undetermined, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 985.0:
  • Acrodynia 985.0
  • Dermatoneuritis of children 985.0
  • Dermatopolyneuritis 985.0
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • barometer makers' 985.0
    • Feer's 985.0
    • Minamata 985.0
    • pink 985.0
    • Swift (-Feer) 985.0
  • Erythredema 985.0
    • polyneuritica 985.0
    • polyneuropathy 985.0
  • Feer's disease 985.0
  • Hydrargyrism NEC 985.0
  • Mercurialism NEC 985.0
  • Pink
    • disease 985.0
  • Polyneuritis, polyneuritic (see also Polyneuropathy) 356.9
    • erythredema 985.0
  • Swift's disease 985.0
  • Tremor 781.0
    • mercurial 985.0
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