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Diseases and Injuries
INDEX TO EXTERNAL CAUSES OF INJURY (E CODE)
This section contains the index to the codes which classify environmental events, circumstances, and other conditions as the cause of injury and other adverse effects. Where a code from the section Supplementary Classification of External Causes of Injury and Poisoning (E800-E998) is applicable, it is intended that the E code shall be used in addition to a code from the main body of the classification, Chapters 1 to 17.
The alphabetic index to the E codes is organized by main terms which describe the accident, circumstance, event, or specific agent which caused the injury or other adverse effect.
Note Transport accidents (E800-E848) include accidents involving:
aircraft and space craft (E840-E845)
For definitions and examples related to transport accidents - see Supplementary Classification of External Causes of Injury and Poisoning (E800-E999 ).
The fourth-digit subdivisions for use with categories E800-E848 to identify the injured person are found at the end of this section.
For identifying the place in which an accident or poisoning occurred (circumstances classifiable to categories E850-E869 and E880-E928 ) - see the listing in this section under "Accident, occurring."
See the Table of Drugs and Chemicals (Section 2 of this volume) for identifying the specific agent involved in drug overdose or a wrong substance given or taken in error, and for intoxication or poisoning by a drug or other chemical substance.
The specific adverse effect, reaction, or localized toxic effect to a correct drug or substance properly administered in therapeutic or prophylactic dosage should be classified according to the nature of the adverse effect (e.g., allergy, dermatitis, tachycardia) listed in Section I of this volume.