Ascariasis

"Ascariasis" References in the ICD-10-CM Index to Diseases and Injuries

References in the ICD-10-CM Index to Diseases and Injuries applicable to the clinical term "ascariasis"

  • Ascariasis - B77.9 Ascariasis, unspecified
    • with
      • complications NEC - B77.89 Ascariasis with other complications
      • intestinal complications - B77.0 Ascariasis with intestinal complications
      • pneumonia, pneumonitis - B77.81 Ascariasis pneumonia

Applicable Clinical Terms Definitions

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.