ICD-10 Chapter XIX: Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

ICD-10 is an international statistical classification used in health care and related industries.

ICD-10 chapters
Chapter Block Title
I A00–B99 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
II C00–D48 Neoplasms
III D50–D89 Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
IV E00–E90 Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
V F00–F99 Mental and behavioural disorders
VI G00–G99 Diseases of the nervous system
VII H00–H59 Diseases of the eye and adnexa
VIII H60–H95 Diseases of the ear and mastoid process
IX I00–I99 Diseases of the circulatory system
X J00–J99 Diseases of the respiratory system
XI K00–K93 Diseases of the digestive system
XII L00–L99 Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
XIII M00–M99 Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
XIV N00–N99 Diseases of the genitourinary system
XV O00–O99 Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
XVI P00–P96 Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
XVII Q00–Q99 Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
XVIII R00–R99 Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
XIX S00–T98 Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
XX V01–Y98 External causes of morbidity and mortality
XXI Z00–Z99 Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
XXII U00–U99 Codes for special purposes

Produced by the World Health Organization, it is used in several countries around the world. Some have gone on to develop their own national enhancements, building off the international classification.

Chapter XIX of ICD-10 deals with injuries, poisonings, and certain other consequences of external causes. Examples of conditions captured using codes from Chapter XIX include; head injuries, burns, and some post-operative complications.

S00–T14 – Injury

abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine and pelvisS30S31S32S33S37S38S39
shoulder and upper armS40S41S42S43S47S48S49
elbow and forearmS50S51S52S53S57S58S59
wrist and handS60S61S62S63S67S68S69
hip and thighS70S71S72S73S77S78S79
knee and lower legS80S81S82S83S87S88S89
ankle and footS90S91S92S93S97S98S99
multiple regionsT00T01T02T03T04T05T06-7

(S00–S09) head

(S10–S19) neck

(S20–S29) thorax

(S30–S39) abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine and pelvis

(S40–S49) shoulder and upper arm

(S50–S59) elbow and forearm

(S60–S69) wrist and hand

(S70–S79) hip and thigh

(S80–S89) knee and lower leg

(S90–S99) ankle and foot

(T00–T07) involving multiple body regions

(T08–T14) unspecified parts of trunk, limb or body region

T15–T98 – Poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

(T15–T19) Effects of foreign body entering through natural orifice

(T20–T32) Burns and corrosions

(T33–T35) Frostbite

(T36–T50) Poisoning by drugs, medicaments and biological substances

(T51–T65) Toxic effects of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source

(T66–T78) Other and unspecified effects of external causes

(T79) Certain early complications of trauma

(T80–T88) Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified

(T90–T98) Sequelae of injuries, of Poisoning and of other consequences of external causes


  • Birth trauma (P10-P15)
  • Obstetric trauma (O70-O71)
  • Burns and corrosions (T20-T32)
  • Effects of foreign body in ear (T16)
  • Effects of foreign body in larynx (T17.3)
  • Effects of foreign body in mouth NOS (T18.0)
  • Effects of foreign body in nose (T17.0-T17.1)
  • Effects of foreign body in pharynx (T17.2)
  • Effects of foreign body on external eye (T15.-)
  • Frostbite (T33-T34)
  • Insect bite or sting, venomous (T63.4)

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