ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 128.1


Diagnosis Code 128.1

ICD-9: 128.1
Short Description: Gnathostomiasis
Long Description: Gnathostomiasis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 128.1

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Helminthiases (120-129)
      • 128 Other and unspecified helminthiases

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 128.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Gnathostoma (spinigerum) (infection) (infestation) 128.1
      • wandering swellings from 128.1
    • Gnathostomiasis 128.1
    • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
      • Gnathostoma spinigerum 128.1
    • Infestation 134.9
      • Gnathostoma (spinigerum) 128.1
      • nematode (intestinal) 127.9
        • Gnathostoma spinigerum 128.1
    • Swelling 782.3
      • wandering, due to Gnathostoma (spinigerum) 128.1

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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