What’s The Answer? (from MeSH to ICD)

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Every so often at Biostar there’s a question about something that I haven’t had to do so far, but strikes me as something I might want to have in my back pocket for later. This is one of those questions (and the helpful answer, of course):

Question: Conversion from MeSH ID to ICD-9 and ICD-10

Is there any way to convert a list of MeSH IDs for diseases to ICD-9 or ICD-10 codes, like some conversion tool or database?


And Khader Shameer’s answer brings over Metathesaurus for the win. Very good to know. (I was also delighted not to see a big banner over it saying it was shut down right now….)