ICD-10-CM Code T62.0
Toxic effect of ingested mushrooms
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code T62.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the one child codes of T62.0 that describes the diagnosis 'toxic effect of ingested mushrooms' in more detail.
- T62.0 Toxic effect of ingested mushrooms NON-BILLABLE
- T62.0X Toxic effect of ingested mushrooms NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code T620 is used to code Mushroom poisoning
Mushroom poisoning (also known as mycetism or mycetismus) refers to harmful effects from ingestion of toxic substances present in a mushroom. These symptoms can vary from slight gastrointestinal discomfort to death. The toxins present are secondary metabolites produced in specific biochemical pathways in the fungal cells. Mushroom poisoning is usually the result of ingestion of wild mushrooms after misidentification of a toxic mushroom as an edible species. The most common reason for this misidentification is close resemblance in terms of colour and general morphology of the toxic mushrooms species with edible species.
|Specialty:||Emergency Medicine, Mycotoxicology|
|ICD 9 Code:||988.1|
Amanita phalloides accounts for the majority of fatal mushroom poisonings worldwide.