2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B73.1
Onchocerciasis without eye disease
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acute papular onchodermatitis
- Atrophic onchodermatitis
- Chronic papular onchodermatitis
- Infection by Onchocerca gibsoni
- Infection by Onchocerca reticulata
- Infection by Onchocerca volvulus
- Infection caused by Onchocerca
- Onchocercal lichenification
- Onchocercal subcutaneous nodule
Clinical Category is Parasitic, other specified and unspecified infections
- CCSR Category Code: INF009
- Inpatient Default CCSR: Y - Yes, default inpatient assignment for principal diagnosis or first-listed diagnosis.
- Outpatient Default CCSR: Y - Yes, default outpatient assignment for principal diagnosis or first-listed diagnosis.
Onchocerciasisinfection with nematodes of the genus onchocerca. characteristics include the presence of firm subcutaneous nodules filled with adult worms, pruritus, and ocular lesions.
Onchocerciasis, Ocularfilarial infection of the eyes transmitted from person to person by bites of onchocerca volvulus-infected black flies. the microfilariae of onchocerca are thus deposited beneath the skin. they migrate through various tissues including the eye. those persons infected have impaired vision and up to 20% are blind. the incidence of eye lesions has been reported to be as high as 30% in central america and parts of africa.
Index to Diseases and Injuries References
The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).
- - Onchocerciasis, onchocercosis - B73.1
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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- FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
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- FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.
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