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Accidental mechanical suffocation by other specified means (E913.8)

ICD-9 code E913.8 for Accidental mechanical suffocation by other specified means is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY SUBMERSION, SUFFOCATION, AND FOREIGN BODIES (E910-E915).

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Accidental mechanical suffocation by other specified means

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