ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B50.0

Plasmodium falciparum malaria with cerebral complications

Diagnosis Code B50.0

ICD-10: B50.0
Short Description: Plasmodium falciparum malaria with cerebral complications
Long Description: Plasmodium falciparum malaria with cerebral complications
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B50.0

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Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Protozoal diseases (B50-B64)
      • Plasmodium falciparum malaria (B50)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code B50.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 867 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 868 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 869 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Synonyms
  • Cerebral malaria
  • Encephalitis caused by protozoa
  • Falciparum malaria
  • Parasitic encephalitis
  • Plasmodium falciparum malaria with cerebral complications

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Malaria

Malaria is a serious disease caused by a parasite. You get it when an infected mosquito bites you. Malaria is a major cause of death worldwide, but it is almost wiped out in the United States. The disease is mostly a problem in developing countries with warm climates. If you travel to these countries, you are at risk. There are four different types of malaria caused by four related parasites. The most deadly type occurs in Africa south of the Sahara Desert.

Malaria symptoms include chills, flu-like symptoms, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and jaundice. A blood test can diagnose it. It can be life-threatening. However, you can treat malaria with drugs. The type of drug depends on which kind of malaria you have and where you were infected.

Malaria can be prevented. When traveling to areas where malaria is found

  • See your doctor for medicines that protect you
  • Wear insect repellent with DEET
  • Cover up
  • Sleep under mosquito netting

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Malaria (Medical Encyclopedia)


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