What illnesses are caused by Agent Orange?
Here are the 14 health conditions associated with Agent Orange exposure as of 2020:
- Chronic B-Cell Leukemia.
- Hodgkin’s disease.
- Multiple Myeloma.
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
- Prostate cancer.
- Respiratory Cancers.
- Soft tissue sarcomas.
- Ischemic heart disease.
What are the signs and symptoms of Agent Orange?
A nervous system condition that causes numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness. Under VA’s rating regulations, it must be at least 10 percent disabling within one year of herbicide exposure. A disorder characterized by liver dysfunction and by thinning and blistering of the skin in sun-exposed areas.
What does Agent Orange do?
Agent Orange was a tactical herbicide the U.S. military used to clear leaves and vegetation for military operations mainly during the Vietnam War.
What happens when you are exposed to Agent Orange?
Many medical conditions are associated with Agent Orange exposure. Diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and several forms of cancer are among the diseases caused by Agent Orange. If you were exposed to Agent Orange during military service, you may qualify for VA disability benefits.
How much does the VA pay for Agent Orange exposure?
As of December 1st, 2020 the VA disability rate benefit amounts are as follows: 0 percent disability rating: $0.00 per month. 10 percent disability rating: $144.14 per month. 20 percent disability rating: $284.93 per month.
What color is Agent Orange when sprayed?
The actual herbicide is colorless and could not be seen when being deployed. The name Agent Orange originates from the orange stripe that identified the barrels the substance was shipped in.
What is the ICD 9 code for Agent Orange?
Agent Orange is made up of two Herbicides (2,4,5-T and 2,4-D) ICD-9 code for this is 989.4 more info found here. As for late effects or history of exposure, ICD 9 does not have codes other than the one I looked up.
What is the late effect code for ICD 9?
As for late effects or history of exposure, ICD 9 does not have codes other than the one I looked up. You need to code the problem first, whatever the late effect is, and then use a 909.1 second for Late effect of toxic effects of nonmedical substances. Use the 989 code only for the initial encounter for the toxic reaction.
What’s the ICD 10 code for exposure to chemicals?
Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other hazardous, chiefly nonmedicinal, chemicals. This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Z77.098 – other international versions of ICD-10 Z77.098 may differ.