2021 ICD-10-CM Codes for Ascariasis (B77)

Clinical Terms for Ascariasis (B77)

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.

Ascaridida Infections-. Infections with nematodes of the order ASCARIDIDA.

Ascaridida-. An order of nematodes of the subclass SECERNENTEA. Its organisms possess two or three pairs of dorsolateral caudal papillae.

Instructional Notations

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  • ascaridiasis
  • roundworm infection