ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 121.2


Diagnosis Code 121.2

ICD-9: 121.2
Short Description: Paragonimiasis
Long Description: Paragonimiasis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 121.2

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Helminthiases (120-129)
      • 121 Other trematode infections

Information for Medical Professionals

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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