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Foreign object left in body during infusion or transfusion (E871.1)

ICD-9 code E871.1 for Foreign object left in body during infusion or transfusion is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -MISADVENTURES TO PATIENTS DURING SURGICAL AND MEDICAL CARE (E870-E876).

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