Electrosensitivity 



Diagnosis and Treatment of ES


Diagnosis and Treatment of ES and EHS




ICD for ES and EHS


Classification of ES and EHS according to the ICD (International Classification of Diseases)


  • Nordic Council of Ministers: El-allergy or Electrosensitivity (2000: ICD-10. R68.8)
    ICD-10 codes for the most frequently encountered occupational disorders in the Nordic countries:
    Other general symptoms and signs (page 33):
    R68.8: Other specified general symptoms and signs
    (suggested/recommended for multisymptomatic “idiopathic/environmental intolerance” (IEI),
    including “multiple chemical sensitivity” (MCS);
    “electromagnetic intolerance” (“el-allergy”) etc.
    if the patient has not one major symptom which should preferably be coded )

    APPENDIX IV (page 50):
    “Electromagnetic intolerance”
    “El-allergy”:
    Usually general symptoms (tiredness, nausea, memory- and concentration difficulties etc.) related to use of TV/PC/data-screens, electrical transformers or fluorescent lamps.
    ​Symptoms disappear in “non-electrical environments”. 

  • USA:USA: ​2016 ICD-10-CM:
    Diagnosis Code T66: Radiation sickness, unspecified
    2016 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code: T66 is not a billable or specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code as there are 3 codes below T66 that describe this diagnosis in greater detail.
    Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after Oct 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.
    This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T66. Other international ICD-10 versions may differ.
    Clinical Information:
    The effects of ionizing and nonionizing radiation upon living organisms, organs and tissues, and their constituents, and upon physiologic processes. It includes the effect of irradiation on food, drugs, and chemicals.
    Type 1 Excludes:
    specified adverse effects of radiation, such as:burns (T20-T31), leukemia (C91-C95), radiation gastroenteritis and colitis (K52.0), radiation pneumonitis (J70.0), radiation related disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L55-L59), sunburn (L55).


  • World Health Organisation:"Exposure to radiation" (ICD-10. Z58.4):
    Chapter XXI, Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00-Z99):
    Persons with potential health hazards related to socioeconomic and psychosocial circumstances 
    (Z55-Z65):
    Z57.1: Occupational exposure to radiation
    Z58 Problems related to physical environment
    Excludes: occupational exposure ( Z57) 
    Z58.4: Exposure to radiation



  • USA:USA: ​2016 ICD-10-CM:
    Diagnosis Code T66: Radiation sickness, unspecified
    2016 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code: T66 is not a billable or specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code as there are 3 codes below T66 that describe this diagnosis in greater detail.
    Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after Oct 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.
    This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T66. Other international ICD-10 versions may differ.

    Clinical Information:
    The effects of ionizing and nonionizing radiation upon living organisms, organs and tissues, and their constituents, and upon physiologic processes. It includes the effect of irradiation on food, drugs, and chemicals.
    Type 1 Excludes:
    specified adverse effects of radiation, such as:
    burns (T20-T31), leukemia (C91-C95), radiation gastroenteritis and colitis (K52.0), radiation pneumonitis (J70.0), radiation related disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L55-L59), sunburn (L55).