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Necrosis of artery (447.5)

ICD-9 code 447.5 for Necrosis of artery is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -DISEASES OF ARTERIES, ARTERIOLES, AND CAPILLARIES (440-449).

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Necrosis of artery

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