Valid for Submission
B71.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of cestode infection, unspecified. The code B71.9 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code B71.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like cestode infection, cestode myositis, dermatosis due to tapeworm, infection by tapeworm larvae or parasitic myositis.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like B71.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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 B71.9:
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Tapeworm (infection) NOS
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 B71.9 are found in the index:
- - Cestode infestation - B71.9
- - Cestodiasis - B71.9
- - Disease, diseased - See Also: Syndrome;
- - Encephalitis (chronic) (hemorrhagic) (idiopathic) (nonepidemic) (spurious) (subacute) - G04.90
- - parasitic NOS - B71.9
- - Epilepsy, epileptic, epilepsia (attack) (cerebral) (convulsion) (fit) (seizure) - G40.909
- - parasitic NOS - B71.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Cestode infection
- Cestode myositis
- Dermatosis due to tapeworm
- Infection by tapeworm larvae
- Parasitic myositis
- CESTODE INFECTIONS-. infections with true tapeworms of the helminth subclass cestoda.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
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Information for Patients
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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