Valid for Submission
B55.2 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of mucocutaneous leishmaniasis. The code B55.2 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code B55.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like american mucocutaneous leishmaniasis, bush yaws, disseminated mucocutaneous leishmaniasis, infection by leishmania braziliensis or mucocutaneous infection caused by leishmania.
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 B55.2 are found in the index:
- - Brazilian leishmaniasis - B55.2
- - Conjunctivitis (staphylococcal) (streptococcal) NOS - H10.9
- - Espundia - B55.2
- - Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) - B99.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- American mucocutaneous leishmaniasis
- Bush yaws
- Disseminated mucocutaneous leishmaniasis
- Infection by Leishmania braziliensis
- Mucocutaneous infection caused by Leishmania
- LEISHMANIASIS MUCOCUTANEOUS-. a disease characterized by the chronic progressive spread of lesions from new world cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by species of the l. braziliensis complex to the nasal pharyngeal and buccal mucosa some time after the appearance of the initial cutaneous lesion. nasal obstruction and epistaxis are frequent presenting symptoms.
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Information for Patients
Also called: Kala-azar
Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease spread by the bite of infected sand flies. There are several different forms of leishmaniasis. The most common are cutaneous and visceral. The cutaneous type causes skin sores. The visceral type affects internal organs such as the spleen, liver, and bone marrow. People with this form usually have fever, weight loss, and an enlarged spleen and liver.
Leishmaniasis is found in parts of about 88 countries. Most of these countries are in the tropics and subtropics. It is possible but very unlikely that you would get this disease in the United States. But you should be aware of it if you are traveling to the Middle East or parts of Central America, South America, Asia, Africa or southern Europe.
Treatment is with medicines that contain antimony, a type of metal, or with strong antibiotics. The best way to prevent the disease is to protect yourself from sand fly bites:
- Stay indoors from dusk to dawn, when sand flies are the most active
- Wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts when outside
- Use insect repellent and bed nets as needed
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Leishmaniasis (Medical Encyclopedia)
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