Diagnosis Code B72
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code B72 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH MCC 867
- OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH CC 868
- OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC 869
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 125.7 - Dracontiasis
- Disease caused by superfamily Dracunculoidea
- Filarial infection and dracontiasis
- Guinea-worm ulcer
- Infection caused by Dracunculus insignis
- Infection caused by Dracunculus medinensis
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code B72 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
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- guinea worm infection
- infection due to Dracunculus medinensis
Information for Patients
Parasites are living things that use other living things - like your body - for food and a place to live. You can get them from contaminated food or water, a bug bite, or sexual contact. Some parasitic diseases are easily treated and some are not.
Parasites range in size from tiny, one-celled organisms called protozoa to worms that can be seen with the naked eye. Some parasitic diseases occur in the United States. Contaminated water supplies can lead to Giardia infections. Cats can transmit toxoplasmosis, which is dangerous for pregnant women. Others, like malaria, are common in other parts of the world.
If you are traveling, it's important to drink only water you know is safe. Prevention is especially important. There are no vaccines for parasitic diseases. Some medicines are available to treat parasitic infections.
- Amebic liver abscess
- Creeping eruption
- Stool ova and parasites exam