Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code E906.5
Bite by unspecified animal
  • Billable Code
  • Not A Principal Dx
  • Short description: Animal bite NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM E906.5 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 E906.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • However, E906.5 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury, and therefore should not be used as a principal diagnosis.
Disease Synonyms
  • Open animal bite of abdominal wall
  • Open animal bite of ankle
  • Open animal bite of buttock
  • Open animal bite of cheek
  • Open animal bite of chest wall
  • Open animal bite of chin
  • Open animal bite of ear
  • Open animal bite of elbow
  • Open animal bite of eyelid
  • Open animal bite of face
  • Open animal bite of finger
  • Open animal bite of foot
  • Open animal bite of forearm
  • Open animal bite of forehead
  • Open animal bite of great toe
  • Open animal bite of hand
  • Open animal bite of head
  • Open animal bite of hip
  • Open animal bite of jaw
  • Open animal bite of knee
  • Open animal bite of left ankle
  • Open animal bite of left buttock
  • Open animal bite of left cheek
  • Open animal bite of left chest wall
  • Open animal bite of left ear
  • Open animal bite of left elbow
  • Open animal bite of left eyelid
  • Open animal bite of left finger
  • Open animal bite of left foot
  • Open animal bite of left forearm
  • Open animal bite of left great toe
  • Open animal bite of left hand
  • Open animal bite of left hip
  • Open animal bite of left index finger
  • Open animal bite of left knee
  • Open animal bite of left lesser toe
  • Open animal bite of left little finger
  • Open animal bite of left lower leg
  • Open animal bite of left middle finger
  • Open animal bite of left periocular area
  • Open animal bite of left posterior thorax
  • Open animal bite of left ring finger
  • Open animal bite of left shoulder
  • Open animal bite of left thigh
  • Open animal bite of left thumb
  • Open animal bite of left toe
  • Open animal bite of left upper arm
  • Open animal bite of left wrist
  • Open animal bite of lesser toe
  • Open animal bite of lip
  • Open animal bite of low back
  • Open animal bite of lower leg
  • Open animal bite of neck
  • Open animal bite of nose
  • Open animal bite of pelvis
  • Open animal bite of periocular area
  • Open animal bite of posterior thorax
  • Open animal bite of right ankle
  • Open animal bite of right buttock
  • Open animal bite of right cheek
  • Open animal bite of right chest wall
  • Open animal bite of right ear
  • Open animal bite of right elbow
  • Open animal bite of right eyelid
  • Open animal bite of right finger
  • Open animal bite of right foot
  • Open animal bite of right forearm
  • Open animal bite of right great toe
  • Open animal bite of right hand
  • Open animal bite of right hip
  • Open animal bite of right index finger
  • Open animal bite of right knee
  • Open animal bite of right lesser toe
  • Open animal bite of right little finger
  • Open animal bite of right lower leg
  • Open animal bite of right middle finger
  • Open animal bite of right periocular area
  • Open animal bite of right posterior thorax
  • Open animal bite of right ring finger
  • Open animal bite of right shoulder
  • Open animal bite of right thigh
  • Open animal bite of right thumb
  • Open animal bite of right toe
  • Open animal bite of right upper arm
  • Open animal bite of right wrist
  • Open animal bite of scalp
  • Open animal bite of shoulder
  • Open animal bite of thigh
  • Open animal bite of thumb
  • Open animal bite of toe
  • Open animal bite of upper arm
  • Open animal bite of wrist
  • Open animal bite wound of neck
Clinical Information
  • Wild animals usually avoid people. They might attack, however, if they feel threatened, are sick, or are protecting their young or territory. Attacks by pets are more common. Animal bites rarely are life-threatening, but if they become infected, you can develop serious medical problems. To prevent animal bites and complications from bites
    • never pet, handle, or feed unknown animals
    • leave snakes alone
    • watch your children closely around animals
    • vaccinate your cats, ferrets, and dogs against rabies
    • spay or neuter your dog to make it less aggressive
    • get a tetanus booster if you have not had one recently
    • wear boots and long pants when you are in areas with venomous snakes
    if an animal bites you, clean the wound with soap and water as soon as possible. Get medical attention if necessary. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Applies To
  • Animal bite NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: E906.5 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM W55.81XA Bitten by other mammals, initial encounter
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