Valid for Submission
B57.32 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of megacolon in chagas' disease. The code B57.32 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code B57.32 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like chagas' disease with digestive system involvement, chronic chagas' disease, intestinal flagellate infection or megacolon in chagas' disease.
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 B57.32 are found in the index:
- - Chagas' (-Mazza) disease (chronic) - B57.2
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Chagas' disease with digestive system involvement
- Chronic Chagas' disease
- Intestinal flagellate infection
- Megacolon in Chagas' disease
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|867||OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH MCC||18||2.2295|
|868||OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH CC||18||1.0584|
|869||OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC||18||0.726|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert B57.32 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code B57.32 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
What is Chagas disease?
Chagas disease, or American trypanosomiasis, is an illness that can cause serious heart and stomach problems. It is caused by a parasite. Chagas disease is common in Latin America, especially in poor, rural areas. It can also be found in the United States, most often in people who were infected before they moved to the U.S.
What causes Chagas disease?
Chagas disease is caused by the Trypanosoma cruzi parasite. It is usually spread by infected blood-sucking bugs called triatomine bugs. They are also known as "kissing bugs" because they often bite people's faces. When of these bugs bites you, it leaves behind infected waste. You can become infected if you rub the waste in your eyes or nose, the bite wound, or a cut.
Chagas disease can also spread through contaminated food, a blood transfusion, a donated organ, or from mother to baby during pregnancy.
Who is at risk for Chagas disease?
Kissing bugs can be found throughout the Americas, but they are more common in certain areas. The people who are most at risk for Chagas disease
- Live in rural areas of Latin America
- Have seen the bugs, especially in those areas
- Have stayed in a house with a thatched roof or with walls that have cracks or crevices
What are the symptoms of Chagas disease?
In the beginning, there may be no symptoms. Some people do get mild symptoms, such as
- Body aches
- Loss of appetite
- A rash
- A swollen eyelid
These early symptoms usually go away. However, if you don't treat the infection, it stays in your body. Later, it can cause serious intestinal and heart problems such as
- An irregular heartbeat that can cause sudden death
- An enlarged heart that doesn't pump blood well
- Problems with digestion and bowel movements
- An increased chance of having a stroke
How is Chagas disease diagnosed?
A physical exam and blood tests can diagnose it. You may also need tests to see whether the disease has affected your intestines and heart.
What are the treatments for Chagas disease?
Medicines can kill the parasite, especially early on. You can also treat related problems. For example, a pacemaker helps with some heart complications.
Can Chagas disease be prevented?
There are no vaccines or medicines to prevent Chagas disease. If you travel to areas where it occurs, you are at higher risk if you sleep outdoors or are staying in poor housing conditions. It is important to use insecticides to prevent bites and practice food safety.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Your colon, also known as the large intestine, is part of your digestive system. It's a long, hollow tube at the end of your digestive tract where your body makes and stores stool. Many disorders affect the colon's ability to work properly. Some of these include
- Colorectal cancer
- Colonic polyps - extra tissue growing in the colon that can become cancerous
- Ulcerative colitis - ulcers of the colon and rectum
- Diverticulitis - inflammation or infection of pouches in the colon
- Irritable bowel syndrome - an uncomfortable condition causing abdominal cramping and other symptoms
Treatment for colonic diseases varies greatly depending on the disease and its severity. Treatment may involve diet, medicines and in some cases, surgery.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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