B69.8 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of cysticercosis of other sites. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
- 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.
Specific Coding for Cysticercosis of other sites
Non-specific codes like B69.8 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for cysticercosis of other sites:
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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