Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 991.4
Immersion foot
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 991.4 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 991.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Left immersion hand
  • Left trench foot
  • Right immersion hand
  • Right trench foot
Clinical Information
  • A condition of the feet produced by prolonged exposure of the feet to water. Exposure for 48 hours or more to warm water causes tropical immersion foot or warm-water immersion foot common in vietnam where troops were exposed to prolonged or repeated wading in paddy fields or streams. Trench foot results from prolonged exposure to cold, without actual freezing. It was common in trench warfare during world war i, when soldiers stood, sometimes for hours, in trenches with a few inches of cold water in them. (andrews' diseases of the skin, 8th ed, p27)
Applies To
  • Trench foot
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 991.4 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM T69.029A Immersion foot, unspecified foot, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 991.4:
  • Acrotrophodynia 991.4
  • Effect, adverse NEC
    • immersion, foot 991.4
    • reduced temperature 991.9
      • frostbite - see Frostbite
      • immersion, foot (hand) 991.4
      • specified effect NEC 991.8
  • Immersion 994.1
    • foot 991.4
    • hand 991.4
  • Maceration
    • wet feet, tropical (syndrome) 991.4
  • Stasis
    • foot 991.4
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • tropical wet feet 991.4
    • wet
      • brain (alcoholic) 303.9
      • feet (maceration) (tropical) 991.4
      • lung
  • Trench
    • foot 991.4
  • Tropical - see also condition
    • maceration feet (syndrome) 991.4
    • wet foot (syndrome) 991.4
  • Wet
    • feet, tropical (syndrome) (maceration) 991.4
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