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Ileostomy status (V44.2)

ICD-9 code V44.2 for Ileostomy status is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -PERSONS WITH A CONDITION INFLUENCING THEIR HEALTH STATUS (V40-V49).

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Ileostomy status

Excludes: artificial openings requiring attention or management (V55.0-V55.9)

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