B77.8 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 ascariasis with other complications. 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.
- Ascariasis-. infection by nematodes of the genus ascaris. ingestion of infective eggs causes diarrhea and pneumonitis. its distribution is more prevalent in areas of poor sanitation and where human feces are used for fertilizer.
- Ascaris-. a genus of nematodes of the superfamily ascaridoidea whose species usually inhabit the intestine.
- Ascariasis-. an infection that is caused by the roundworm ascaris lumbricoides, many cases of which remain asymptomatic. during the transient larval migratory phase, shortness of breath, fever, and eosinophilia can occur. depending on the intestinal worm burden, a spectrum of gastrointestinal tract symptoms can occur.
- Baylisascariasis|Raccoon Roundworm Infection-. an infection that is caused by the raccoon nematode baylisascaris procyonis, which is transmitted by the ingestion of embryonated eggs in contaminated soil; symptoms depend on larval migration sites (visceral organs, eye, or brain) provoking severe inflammatory responses.
Specific Coding for Ascariasis with other complications
Non-specific codes like B77.8 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 ascariasis with other complications:
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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