ICD-10-CM Code B65.8

Other schistosomiasis

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

B65.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other schistosomiasis. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code B65.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like hepatic schistosomiasis, infection by schistosoma bovis, infection by schistosoma chestermani, infection by schistosoma hippopotami, infection by schistosoma incognitum, infection by schistosoma indicum, etc

Short Description:Other schistosomiasis
Long Description:Other schistosomiasis

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code B65.8:

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.
  • Infection due to Schistosoma intercalatum
  • Infection due to Schistosoma mattheei
  • Infection due to Schistosoma mekongi

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 B65.8 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:

  • Hepatic schistosomiasis
  • Infection by Schistosoma bovis
  • Infection by Schistosoma chestermani
  • Infection by Schistosoma hippopotami
  • Infection by Schistosoma incognitum
  • Infection by Schistosoma indicum
  • Infection by Schistosoma intercalatum
  • Infection by Schistosoma mattheii
  • Infection by Schistosoma nasalis
  • Infection by Schistosoma spindale
  • Infection by Schistosomatium
  • Infection by Schistosomatium douthitti
  • Pipestem portal cirrhosis

Clinical Information

  • SCHISTOSOMIASIS-. infection with flukes trematodes of the genus schistosoma. three species produce the most frequent clinical diseases: schistosoma haematobium endemic in africa and the middle east schistosoma mansoni in egypt northern and southern africa some west indies islands northern 2/3 of south america and schistosoma japonicum in japan china the philippines celebes thailand laos. s. mansoni is often seen in puerto ricans living in the united states.
  • SCHISTOSOMIASIS HAEMATOBIA-. a human disease caused by the infection of parasitic worms schistosoma haematobium. it is endemic in africa and parts of the middle east. tissue damages most often occur in the urinary tract specifically the urinary bladder.
  • SCHISTOSOMIASIS JAPONICA-. schistosomiasis caused by schistosoma japonicum. it is endemic in the far east and affects the bowel liver and spleen.
  • SCHISTOSOMIASIS MANSONI-. schistosomiasis caused by schistosoma mansoni. it is endemic in africa the middle east south america and the caribbean and affects mainly the bowel spleen and liver.
  • NEUROSCHISTOSOMIASIS-. schistosomiasis of the brain spinal cord or meninges caused by infections with trematodes of the genus schistosoma primarily schistosoma japonicum; schistosoma mansoni; and schistosoma haematobium in humans. s. japonicum infections of the nervous system may cause an acute meningoencephalitis or a chronic encephalopathy. s. mansoni and s. haematobium nervous system infections are associated with acute transverse myelitis involving the lower portions of the spinal cord. from joynt clinical neurology 1998 ch27 pp61 2

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code B65.8 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 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 09/30/2021.


Convert B65.8 to ICD-9

  • 120.8 - Schistosomiasis NEC

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Helminthiases (B65-B83)
      • Schistosomiasis [bilharziasis] (B65)

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
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

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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