ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 088.82


Diagnosis Code 088.82

ICD-9: 088.82
Short Description: Babesiosis
Long Description: Babesiosis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 088.82

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Rickettsioses and other arthropod-borne diseases (080-088)
      • 088 Other arthropod-borne diseases

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 088.82 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Babesiasis 088.82
    • Babesiosis 088.82
    • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
      • Babesiasis 088.82
      • Babesiosis 088.82

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
  • Rectal culture
  • Stool ova and parasites exam
  • Taeniasis
  • Visceral larva migrans

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Tick Bites

If you spend time outdoors or have pets that go outdoors, you need to beware of ticks. Ticks are small bloodsucking parasites. Many species transmit diseases to animals and people. Some of the diseases you can get from a tick bite are Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia.

Some ticks are so small that they can be difficult to see. Ticks may get on you if you walk through areas where they live, such as tall grass, leaf litter or shrubs.

Tick-borne diseases occur worldwide, including in your own backyard. To help protect yourself and your family, you should

  • Use a chemical repellent with DEET, permethrin or picaridin
  • Wear light-colored protective clothing
  • Tuck pant legs into socks
  • Avoid tick-infested areas
  • Check yourself, your children and your pets daily for ticks and carefully remove any ticks you find

  • Colorado tick fever
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Relapsing fever
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Serology for tularemia
  • Tick bite
  • Tick paralysis
  • Tick removal
  • Tularemia

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