B69.0 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of cysticercosis of central nervous system. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Cerebral cysticercosis
- Cysticercosis myelitis
- Cysticercosis of brain
- Cysticercosis of central nervous system
- Dementia co-occurrent and due to neurocysticercosis
- Dementia due to infectious disease
- Parasitic infection causing myelitis
- Cysticercosis-. infection with cysticercus, the larval form of the various tapeworms of the genus taenia (usually t. solium in man). in humans they penetrate the intestinal wall and invade subcutaneous tissue, brain, eye, muscle, heart, liver, lung, and peritoneum. brain involvement results in neurocysticercosis.
- Neurocysticercosis-. infection of the brain, spinal cord, or perimeningeal structures with the larval forms of the genus taenia (primarily t. solium in humans). lesions formed by the organism are referred to as cysticerci. the infection may be subacute or chronic, and the severity of symptoms depends on the severity of the host immune response and the location and number of lesions. seizures represent the most common clinical manifestation although focal neurologic deficits may occur. (from joynt, clinical neurology, 1998, ch27, pp46-50)
- Cysticercosis-. a parasitic infection caused by the larval form of taenia solium. it is a disseminated infection affecting the central nervous system, subcutaneous tissues, lungs, heart and liver. the most serious complications result from infection of the brain parenchyma. patients may develop seizures, hydrocephalus, encephalopathy and meningoencephalitis.
- Neurocysticercosis-. a parasitic infection with tapeworms of the genus taenia affecting the brain. it is manifested with seizures and headaches.
Index to Diseases and Injuries References
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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:
- - Cysticercosis, cysticerciasis - B69.9
- - Epilepsy, epileptic, epilepsia (attack) (cerebral) (convulsion) (fit) (seizure) - G40.909
- - cysticercosis - B69.0
- - Neurocysticercosis - B69.0
Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|B69.0||123.1 - Cysticercosis|
|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.|
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- 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
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- 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 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)