ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B96.81

Helicobacter pylori as the cause of diseases classd elswhr

Diagnosis Code B96.81

ICD-10: B96.81
Short Description: Helicobacter pylori as the cause of diseases classd elswhr
Long Description: Helicobacter pylori [H. pylori] as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B96.81

Valid for Submission
The code B96.81 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Bacterial and viral infectious agents (B95-B97)
      • Oth bacterial agents as the cause of diseases classd elswhr (B96)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code B96.81 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 867 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 868 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 869 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Synonyms
  • Gastric hemorrhage caused by Helicobacter pylori
  • Gastric ulcer caused by Helicobacter pylori
  • Gastritis caused by Helicobacter pylori
  • Helicobacter blood test observations
  • Helicobacter blood test positive
  • Helicobacter pylori gastrointestinal tract infection
  • Helicobacter serology positive
  • Helicobacter-associated colitis
  • Helicobacter-associated disease
  • Helicobacter-associated disease
  • Helicobacter-associated disease
  • Helicobacter-associated disease
  • Helicobacter-associated disease
  • Helicobacter-associated gastritis
  • Helicobacter-associated proctitis
  • Helicobacter-associated pyloric ulcer
  • Infective proctitis
  • Pyloric ulcer

Information for Patients


Helicobacter Pylori Infections

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria that causes infection in the stomach. It is found in about two-thirds of the world's population. It may be spread by unclean food and water, but researchers aren't sure. It causes Peptic ulcers and can also cause stomach cancer.

If you have symptoms of a peptic ulcer, your doctor will test your blood, breath or stool to see if it contains H. pylori. The best treatment is a combination of antibiotics and acid-reducing medicines. You will need to be tested after treatment to make sure the infection is gone.

To help prevent an H. pylori infection, you should

  • Wash your hands after using the bathroom and before eating
  • Eat properly prepared food
  • Drink water from a clean, safe source

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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