T57.1: Toxic effect: Phosphorus and its compounds

You have poisoned yourself with phosphorous.

Phosphorus occurs in various forms. White phosphorus, for example, is toxic. If you are poisoned with white phosphorus, you usually feel sick and may vomit. You can also get diarrhea and your liver may be damaged. If you are in contact with white phosphorous over a long period of time, your teeth and jawbone may be damaged. Many phosphorus compounds are also toxic.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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