2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B60.8

Other specified protozoal diseases

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Other specified protozoal diseases
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Protozoal diseases
      • Other protozoal diseases, not elsewhere classified

B60.8 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified protozoal diseases. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

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

  • Coccidiosis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Dementia due to trypanosomiasis
  • Disease due to Adeleidae
  • Disease due to Babesiidae
  • Disease due to ciliate protozoa
  • Disease due to ciliate protozoa
  • Disease due to Eimeria
  • Disease due to Eimeriidae
  • Disease due to flagellate protozoan
  • Disease due to Haemogregarinidae
  • Disease due to Hexamitidae
  • Disease due to Monocercomonadidae
  • Disease due to Myxozoa
  • Disease due to Nosematidae
  • Disease due to Theileriidae
  • Disease due to Trypanosomatidae
  • Flagellate dermatitis
  • Focal stromal keratitis
  • Herpetosoma
  • Infection by Besnoitia
  • Infection by Buxtonella
  • Infection by Caryospora
  • Infection by Cystoisospora
  • Infection by Cytauxzoon
  • Infection by Diplodinium
  • Infection by Encephalitozoon
  • Infection by Encephalitozoon cuniculi
  • Infection by Entodinium
  • Infection by Frenkelia
  • Infection by Glugea
  • Infection by Haematoxenus
  • Infection by Haemoproteus
  • Infection by Hammondia
  • Infection by Hepatozoon
  • Infection by Hepatozoon canis
  • Infection by Hexamita
  • Infection by Ichthyophthirius
  • Infection by Klossiella
  • Infection by Lentospora
  • Infection by Leucocytozoon
  • Infection by Microspora
  • Infection by Microsporidia
  • Infection by Myxobolus
  • Infection by Nosema
  • Infection by Nosema apis
  • Infection by Nosema bombycis
  • Infection by Nosema connori
  • Infection by Octomitus
  • Infection by Oomycota
  • Infection by Ophryoscolex
  • Infection by Saprolegnia
  • Infection by Theileria
  • Infection by Theileria annulata
  • Infection by Theileria equi
  • Infection by Theileria lawrenci
  • Infection by Theileria mutans
  • Infection by Theileria parva
  • Infection by Tritrichomonas
  • Infection by Trypanosoma equinum
  • Infection by Trypanosoma evansi
  • Infection by Tyzzeria
  • Infection caused by Sporozoa
  • Intraerythrocytic parasitosis by Entopolypoides
  • Microsporidia keratitis
  • Microsporidia keratoconjunctivitis
  • Microsporidiosis associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Microsporidiosis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Microsporidiosis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Non-intestinal coccidial infection
  • Non-intestinal microsporidiosis
  • Parasitic conjunctivitis
  • Parasitic keratitis
  • Parasitic keratitis
  • Protozoal conjunctivitis
  • Whirling disease

Clinical Classification

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Microsporidiosis

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert B60.8 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 136.8 - Infect/parasite dis NEC
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Patient Education

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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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.


[1] Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.