2022 ICD-10-CM Codes for Plasmodium vivax malaria (B51)

Clinical Terms for Plasmodium vivax malaria (B51)

Plasmodium vivax-. A protozoan parasite that causes vivax malaria (MALARIA, VIVAX). This species is found almost everywhere malaria is endemic and is the only one that has a range extending into the temperate regions.

Malaria, Vivax-. Malaria caused by PLASMODIUM VIVAX. This form of malaria is less severe than MALARIA, FALCIPARUM, but there is a higher probability for relapses to occur. Febrile paroxysms often occur every other day.

Instructional Notations

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  • mixed infections of Plasmodium vivax with other Plasmodium species, except Plasmodium falciparum

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  • plasmodium vivax with Plasmodium falciparum B50