ICD-10-CM Code B57.5

Chagas' disease (chronic) with other organ involvement

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

B57.5 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of chagas' disease (chronic) with other organ involvement. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code B57.5 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute chagas' disease, american trypanosomiasis affecting skin, chagas' disease with other organ involvement, chagas' exanthem, subcutaneous lipochagoma, trypanosomiasis affecting skin, etc

ICD-10:B57.5
Short Description:Chagas' disease (chronic) with other organ involvement
Long Description:Chagas' disease (chronic) with other organ involvement

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 B57.5 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Acute Chagas' disease
  • American trypanosomiasis affecting skin
  • Chagas' disease with other organ involvement
  • Chagas' exanthem
  • Subcutaneous lipochagoma
  • Trypanosomiasis affecting skin
  • Trypanosomiasis affecting skin
  • Trypanosomiasis affecting skin

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code B57.5 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 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 867 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 868 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 869 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert B57.5 to ICD-9

  • 086.1 - Chagas dis of oth organ (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Protozoal diseases (B50-B64)
      • Chagas' disease (B57)

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


Chagas Disease

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

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • 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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