ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V05.2

Vaccin for leishmaniasis

Diagnosis Code V05.2

ICD-9: V05.2
Short Description: Vaccin for leishmaniasis
Long Description: Need for prophylactic vaccination and inoculation against leishmaniasis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V05.2

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to communicable diseases (V01-V09)
      • V05 Need for other prophylactic vaccination and inoculation against single diseases

Information for Medical Professionals

Convert to ICD-10 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V05.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Admission (encounter)
      • for
        • vaccination, prophylactic (against)
          • Leishmaniasis V05.2
    • Glucoglycinuria 270.7
    • Leishmaniasis 085.9
      • vaccination, prophylactic (against) V05.2
    • Vaccination
      • prophylactic (against) V05.9
        • leishmaniasis V05.2

Information for Patients


Also called: Kala-azar

Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease spread by the bite of infected sand flies. There are several different forms of leishmaniasis. The most common are cutaneous and visceral. The cutaneous type causes skin sores. The visceral type affects internal organs such as the spleen, liver, and bone marrow. People with this form usually have fever, weight loss, and an enlarged spleen and liver.

Leishmaniasis is found in parts of about 88 countries. Most of these countries are in the tropics and subtropics. It is possible but very unlikely that you would get this disease in the United States. But you should be aware of it if you are traveling to the Middle East or parts of Central America, South America, Asia, Africa or southern Europe.

Treatment is with medicines that contain antimony, a type of metal, or with strong antibiotics. The best way to prevent the disease is to protect yourself from sand fly bites:

  • Stay indoors from dusk to dawn, when sand flies are the most active
  • Wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts when outside
  • Use insect repellent and bed nets as needed

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Leishmaniasis

[Read More]
Previous Code
Previous Code V05.1
Next Code
V05.3 Next Code