ICD-10 Code A06.9

Amebiasis, unspecified

Version 2019 Billable Code
ICD-10: A06.9
Short Description:Amebiasis, unspecified
Long Description:Amebiasis, unspecified

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 A06.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of amebiasis, unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Intestinal infectious diseases (A00-A09)
      • Amebiasis (A06)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups

The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC). The diagnosis code A06.9 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.


Convert A06.9 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Abscess caused by Entamoeba histolytica
  • Amebic appendicitis
  • Amebic balanitis
  • Amebic encephalitis
  • Amebic infection
  • Asymptomatic amebic infection
  • Disease due to Endamoebidae
  • Disease due to Hartmannellidae
  • Disease due to Vahlkampfiidae
  • Encephalitis due to protozoa
  • Extraintestinal infection caused by Entamoeba
  • Infection by Endolimax
  • Infection by Entamoeba
  • Infection by Entamoeba coli
  • Infection by Hartmannella
  • Infection by Iodamoeba
  • Infection by Vahlkampfia
  • Infection due to Entamoeba histolytica
  • Infection of intestine caused by Entamoeba histolytica
  • Symptomatic non-invasive amebic infection

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code A06.9 are found in the index:

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Amebic liver abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ascariasis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Creeping eruption (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Stool ova and parasites exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Taeniasis (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.