ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B78.9

Strongyloidiasis, unspecified

Diagnosis Code B78.9

ICD-10: B78.9
Short Description: Strongyloidiasis, unspecified
Long Description: Strongyloidiasis, unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B78.9

Valid for Submission
The code B78.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Helminthiases (B65-B83)
      • Strongyloidiasis (B78)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code B78.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Disease caused by superfamily Strongyloidea
  • Infection caused by Strongyloides
  • Infection caused by Strongyloides canis
  • Infection caused by Strongyloides cebus
  • Infection caused by Strongyloides co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Infection caused by Strongyloides fulleborni
  • Infection caused by Strongyloides papillosus
  • Infection caused by Strongyloides ransomi
  • Infection caused by Strongyloides ratti
  • Infection caused by Strongyloides simiae
  • Infection caused by Strongyloides stercoralis
  • Infection caused by Strongyloides tumefaciens
  • Infection caused by Strongyloides westeri
  • Massive strongyloidiasis
  • Strongyloidiasis associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

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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