ICD-9 Code 128.8

Other specified helminthiasis

Not Valid for Submission

128.8 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified helminthiasis. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 128.8
Short Description:Helminthiasis NEC
Long Description:Other specified helminthiasis

Convert 128.8 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • B83.2 - Angiostrongyliasis due to Parastrongylus cantonensis
  • B83.8 - Other specified helminthiases

Code Classification

  • Infectious and parasitic diseases (001–139)
    • Helminthiases (120-129)
      • 128 Other and unspecified helminthiases

Information for Medical Professionals


  • Capillaria hepatica hepatitis
  • Capillaria hepatica infection
  • Dioctophyma renale infection
  • Disease due to Acanthocephala
  • Disease due to Annelida
  • Disease due to cestodes of order Cyclophyllidea
  • Disease due to cestodes of order Pseudophyllidea
  • Disease due to superfamily Dioctophymatoidea
  • Disease due to superfamily Metastrongyloidea
  • Disease due to superfamily Rhabditoidea
  • Disease due to superfamily Syngamoidea
  • Eosinophilic meningoencephalitis
  • Eosinophilic meningoencephalitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis
  • Infection by Acuaria
  • Infection by Amphimerus elongatus
  • Infection by Anatrichosoma
  • Infection by Andrya
  • Infection by Angiostrongylus
  • Infection by Angiostrongylus cantonensis
  • Infection by Anoplocephala
  • Infection by Anoplocephala magna
  • Infection by Anoplocephala perfoliata
  • Infection by Apatemon
  • Infection by Apophallus
  • Infection by Ascarops
  • Infection by Aspiculuris
  • Infection by Avitellina
  • Infection by Bicaulus
  • Infection by Bilharziella
  • Infection by Bothriocephalus
  • Infection by Bunostomum
  • Infection by Bunostomum phlebotomum
  • Infection by Bunostomum trigonocephalum
  • Infection by Caballonema
  • Infection by Calicophoron
  • Infection by Camallanus
  • Infection by Capreocaulus
  • Infection by Caryophyllaeus
  • Infection by Catatropis
  • Infection by Chabertia
  • Infection by Cittotaenia
  • Infection by Coenurosis cerebralis
  • Infection by Collyriculum
  • Infection by Collyriculum faba
  • Infection by Contracaecum
  • Infection by Cotugnia
  • Infection by Cotylophoron
  • Infection by Cotylurus
  • Infection by Craterostomum
  • Infection by Crenosoma
  • Infection by Cryptocotyle
  • Infection by Cucullanus
  • Infection by Cyathocephalus
  • Infection by Cyathostoma
  • Infection by Cyathostomum
  • Infection by Cylicocyclus
  • Infection by Cylicodontophorus
  • Infection by Cylicostephanus
  • Infection by Cylonocotyle
  • Infection by Cystocaulus
  • Infection by Dactylogyrus
  • Infection by Davainea
  • Infection by Diorchis
  • Infection by Diplostomum
  • Infection by Draschia
  • Infection by Echinolepis
  • Infection by Echinoparyphium
  • Infection by Echinorhynchus
  • Infection by Elaeophora
  • Infection by Elaphostrongylus
  • Infection by Filicollis
  • Infection by Fimbriaria
  • Infection by Gigantobilharzia
  • Infection by Gigantocotyle
  • Infection by Globocephalus
  • Infection by Gongylonema ingluvicola
  • Infection by Gongylonema neoplasticum
  • Infection by Gongylonema verrucosum
  • Infection by Gyalocephalus
  • Infection by Habronema
  • Infection by Heterakis
  • Infection by Histrichis
  • Infection by Houttuynia
  • Infection by Inermicapsifer
  • Infection by Khawia
  • Infection by Macracanthorhynchus
  • Infection by Macracanthorhynchus hirudinaceus
  • Infection by Mammomonogamus
  • Infection by Meningonema peruzzi
  • Infection by Metastrongylus
  • Infection by Micronema
  • Infection by Microsomacanthus
  • Infection by Moniezia
  • Infection by Moniezia benedeni
  • Infection by Moniliformis
  • Infection by Muellerius
  • Infection by Nematodiirus filicollis
  • Infection by Nematodirus
  • Infection by Neoctenotaenia
  • Infection by Neoechinorhynchus
  • Infection by Neostrongylus
  • Infection by Nippostrongylus
  • Infection by Oesophagodontus
  • Infection by Oochoristica
  • Infection by Opisthorchis noverca
  • Infection by Orientobilharzia harinasutai
  • Infection by Ornithostrongylus
  • Infection by Ostertagia
  • Infection by Oxyspirura
  • Infection by pancreaticum
  • Infection by Parafilaria
  • Infection by Parafilaroides
  • Infection by Paramphistomum
  • Infection by Paranoplocephala
  • Infection by Paranoplocephala mammillana
  • Infection by Parascaris equorum
  • Infection by Passalurus
  • Infection by Philometroides
  • Infection by Physocephalus
  • Infection by Platynosomum
  • Infection by Platynosomum concinnum
  • Infection by Platynosomum fastosum
  • Infection by Pneumocaulus
  • Infection by Pneumospirura
  • Infection by Polymorphus
  • Infection by Pomphorhynchus
  • Infection by Porrocaecum
  • Infection by Posteriostomum
  • Infection by Probstmayria
  • Infection by Prosthenorchis
  • Infection by Prosthenorchis elegans
  • Infection by Prosthogonimus
  • Infection by Prosthogonimus macrorchis
  • Infection by Protospirura
  • Infection by Protostrongylus
  • Infection by Pseudoterranova
  • Infection by Rhabditis
  • Infection by Sanguinicola
  • Infection by Schistocephalus
  • Infection by Setaria
  • Infection by Simondsia
  • Infection by Skrjabinema
  • Infection by Spiculocaulus
  • Infection by Spirocerca
  • Infection by Spirocerca arctica
  • Infection by Spirocerca lupi
  • Infection by Spirura
  • Infection by Stephanofilaria
  • Infection by Stephanofilaria assamensis
  • Infection by Stephanofilaria deodesi
  • Infection by Stephanofilaria kaeli
  • Infection by Stephanurus
  • Infection by Stephanurus dentatus
  • Infection by Stilesia
  • Infection by Streptocara
  • Infection by Strigea
  • Infection by Strongyloides papillosus
  • Infection by Strongylus equinus
  • Infection by Strongylus vulgaris
  • Infection by Syngamus
  • Infection by Syphacia
  • Infection by Tetrameres
  • Infection by Thelazia
  • Infection by Thelazia californiensis
  • Infection by Thelazia callipaeda
  • Infection by Thysaniezia
  • Infection by Thysanosoma
  • Infection by Thysanosoma actinioides
  • Infection by Toxascaris leonina
  • Infection by Triaenophorus
  • Infection by Trichobilharzia
  • Infection by Trichobilharzia ocellata
  • Infection by Trichobilharzia physellae
  • Infection by Trichobilharzia stagnicolae
  • Infection by Trichosomoides
  • Infection by Uncinaria stenocephala
  • Infection by Wehrdikmansia
  • Infection due to Drepanidotaenia lanceolata
  • Infection due to Toxascaris
  • Intestinal angiostrongyliasis

Index to Diseases and Injuries

References found for the code 128.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions

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