ICD-10-CM Code A06.9

Amebiasis, unspecified

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

A06.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of amebiasis, unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code A06.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abscess caused by entamoeba histolytica, amebic appendicitis, amebic balanitis, amebic encephalitis, amebic infection, amebic infection of central nervous system, etc

Short Description:Amebiasis, unspecified
Long Description:Amebiasis, unspecified

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:


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Abscess caused by Entamoeba histolytica
  • Amebic appendicitis
  • Amebic balanitis
  • Amebic encephalitis
  • Amebic infection
  • Amebic infection of central nervous system
  • Asymptomatic amebic infection
  • Disease due to Endamoebidae
  • Disease due to Hartmannellidae
  • Disease due to Vahlkampfiidae
  • 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

Clinical Information

  • AMEBIASIS-. infection with any of various amebae. it is an asymptomatic carrier state in most individuals but diseases ranging from chronic mild diarrhea to fulminant dysentery may occur.
  • DYSENTERY AMEBIC-. dysentery caused by intestinal amebic infection chiefly with entamoeba histolytica. this condition may be associated with amebic infection of the liver and other distant sites.
  • LIVER ABSCESS AMEBIC-. single or multiple areas of pus due to infection by any ameboid protozoa amebiasis. a common form is caused by the ingestion of entamoeba histolytica.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code A06.9 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are 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).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.


Convert A06.9 to ICD-9

Code Classification

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

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

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.

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