ICD-10-CM Code B71.8

Other specified cestode infections

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

B71.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified cestode infections. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code B71.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like coenurosis, depranidotaeniosis, disease due to anoplocephalidae, disease due to caryophyllaeidae, disease due to cestode of order bothriocephalidea, disease due to cestodes of order caryophyllidea, etc

Short Description:Other specified cestode infections
Long Description:Other specified cestode infections

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 B71.8:

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.
  • Coenurosis

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 B71.8 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:

  • Coenurosis
  • Depranidotaeniosis
  • Disease due to Anoplocephalidae
  • Disease due to Caryophyllaeidae
  • Disease due to cestode of order Bothriocephalidea
  • Disease due to cestodes of order Caryophyllidea
  • Disease due to cestodes of order Cyclophyllidea
  • Disease due to Davaineidae
  • Disease due to Dilepididae
  • Disease due to Dilepididae
  • Disease due to Linstowiidae
  • Disease due to Mesocestoididae
  • Disease due to Thysanosomatinae
  • Infection by Amoebotaenia
  • Infection by Andrya
  • Infection by Anoplocephala
  • Infection by Anoplocephala magna
  • Infection by Anoplocephala perfoliata
  • Infection by Avitellina
  • Infection by Bertiella
  • Infection by Caryophyllaeus
  • Infection by Choanotaenia
  • Infection by Cittotaenia
  • Infection by Coenurosis cerebralis
  • Infection by Coenurosis serialis
  • Infection by Cotugnia
  • Infection by Davainea
  • Infection by Diorchis
  • Infection by Diplogonoporus
  • Infection by Diplogonoporus grandis
  • Infection by Fimbriaria
  • Infection by Houttuynia
  • Infection by Inermicapsifer
  • Infection by Khawia
  • Infection by Mesocestoides
  • Infection by Mesocestoides corti
  • Infection by Mesocestoides lineatus
  • Infection by Metroliasthes
  • Infection by Microsomacanthus
  • Infection by Moniezia
  • Infection by Moniezia benedeni
  • Infection by Moniezia expansa
  • Infection by Mosgovoyia
  • Infection by Multiceps multiceps
  • Infection by Neoctenotaenia
  • Infection by Oochoristica
  • Infection by Paranoplocephala
  • Infection by Paranoplocephala mammillana
  • Infection by Raillietina
  • Infection by Stilesia
  • Infection by Stilesia hepatica
  • Infection by Thysaniezia
  • Infection by Thysanosoma
  • Infection by Thysanosoma actinioides

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code B71.8 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 B71.8 to ICD-9

  • 123.8 - Cestode infection NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Helminthiases (B65-B83)
      • Other cestode infections (B71)

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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