ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B79

Trichuriasis

Diagnosis Code B79

ICD-10: B79
Short Description: Trichuriasis
Long Description: Trichuriasis
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B79

Valid for Submission
The code B79 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Helminthiases (B65-B83)
      • Trichuriasis (B79)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code B79 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENTERITIS AND MISCELLANEOUS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS WITH MCC 391
  • ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENTERISTIS AND MISCELLANEOUS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC 392

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Synonyms
  • Infection caused by Trichuris globulosa
  • Infection caused by Trichuris ovis
  • Infection caused by Trichuris suis
  • Infection caused by Trichuris trichiura
  • Infection caused by Trichuris vulpis
  • Trichuriasis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code B79 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Parasitic Diseases

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.

  • Amebiasis
  • Amebic liver abscess
  • Ascariasis
  • Creeping eruption
  • Stool ova and parasites exam
  • Taeniasis


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