2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B77.89

Ascariasis with other complications

ICD-10-CM Code:
Short Description:
Ascariasis with other complications
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

B77.89 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of ascariasis with other complications. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Ascariasis
  • Ascariasis
  • Ascaris peritoneal granuloma
  • Biliary ascariasis
  • Endophthalmitis caused by Ascaris lumbricoides
  • Granuloma of intestine
  • Infection by Ascaris lumbricoides
  • Infection by Ascaris lumbricoides
  • Infection by Ascaris lumbricoides
  • Infection of anterior chamber of eye caused by parasite

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • 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.

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).

Convert B77.89 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 127.0 - Ascariasis
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Patient Education

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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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • 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.


[1] Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.