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Esophageal varices with bleeding (456.0)

ICD-9 code 456.0 for Esophageal varices with bleeding 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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