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Phlebitis and thrombophlebitis of deep veins of lower extremities (451.1)

ICD-9 code 451.1 for Phlebitis and thrombophlebitis of deep veins of lower extremities is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -DISEASES OF VEINS AND LYMPHATICS, AND OTHER DISEASES OF CIRCULATORY SYSTEM (451-459).

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Code Descriptor and Instructional Notes
Phlebitis and thrombophlebitis of deep veins of lower extremities

Includes: endophlebitis

inflammation, vein

periphlebitis

suppurative phlebitis

Use additional E code to identify drug if drug-induced

Excludes: that complicating:

abortion (634-638 with.7, 639.8)

ectopic or molar pregnancy (639.8)

pregnancy, childbirth, or the puerperium (671.0-671.9)

that due to or following:

implant or catheter device (996.61-996.62)

infusion, perfusion, or transfusion (999.2)

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