ICD-10-CM Code B88.2

Other arthropod infestations

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

B88.2 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other arthropod infestations. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code B88.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like dermatosis due to diptera, dermatosis due to flea, dermatosis due to hymenoptera, dermatosis due to insecta, dermatosis due to tick, infestation by amblyomma, etc

Short Description:Other arthropod infestations
Long Description:Other arthropod infestations

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 B88.2:

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.
  • Scarabiasis

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 B88.2 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:

  • Dermatosis due to Diptera
  • Dermatosis due to flea
  • Dermatosis due to Hymenoptera
  • Dermatosis due to Insecta
  • Dermatosis due to tick
  • Infestation by Amblyomma
  • Infestation by Argas
  • Infestation by Argasidae
  • Infestation by bed bug
  • Infestation by beetle
  • Infestation by Boophilus
  • Infestation by Calliphora
  • Infestation by Calliphoridae
  • Infestation by Cephenemyia
  • Infestation by Ceratophyllus
  • Infestation by Ceratopogonidae
  • Infestation by Chrysomya
  • Infestation by Cimex lectularius
  • Infestation by Cochliomyia
  • Infestation by cockroach
  • Infestation by Cordylobia rodhaini
  • Infestation by Ctenocephalides
  • Infestation by Culicidae
  • Infestation by Cuterebra
  • Infestation by Dermacentor
  • Infestation by Diptera
  • Infestation by Haemaphysalis
  • Infestation by Hippobosca
  • Infestation by Hippoboscidae
  • Infestation by Hyalomma
  • Infestation by Hypoderma
  • Infestation by Hypoderma bovis
  • Infestation by Hypoderma lineatum
  • Infestation by Hypodermatinae
  • Infestation by insect
  • Infestation by insect
  • Infestation by Lucilia
  • Infestation by Melophagus
  • Infestation by Muscidae
  • Infestation by Oedemagena
  • Infestation by Otobius
  • Infestation by Phormia
  • Infestation by Psychodidae
  • Infestation by Pulex
  • Infestation by Pulex irritans
  • Infestation by Rhinoestrus
  • Infestation by Rhipicephalus
  • Infestation by Sarcophaga
  • Infestation by Sarcophagidae
  • Infestation by Simuliidae
  • Infestation by Tabanidae
  • Infestation by Tarsonemidae
  • Infestation by Wohlfahrtia
  • Infestation by Xenopsylla
  • Infestation caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga
  • Infestation caused by Ornithodoros
  • Tongueworm cyst
  • Tongueworm granuloma

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code B88.2 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 B88.2 to ICD-9

  • 134.1 - Arthropod infest NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Pediculosis, acariasis and other infestations (B85-B89)
      • Other infestations (B88)

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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