ICD-9 code V18.5 for Family history of digestive disorders is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -PERSONS WITH POTENTIAL HEALTH HAZARDS RELATED TO PERSONAL AND FAMILY HISTORY (V10-V19).
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