Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B57
2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
- B57 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
- The 2018 edition of ICD-10-CM B57 became effective on October 1, 2017.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of B57 - other international versions of ICD-10 B57 may differ.
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- American trypanosomiasis
- infection due to Trypanosoma cruzi
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that may be applicable to B57
- A parasitic infection caused by trypanosoma cruzi. It is transmitted by insect bites. It is characterized by an acute and chronic phase; in the acute phase patients may have fever, malaise, and swelling at the site of the insect bite. In the chronic phase patients develop hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, cardiomyopathy and arrhythmias.
- Chagas disease is caused by a parasite. It is common in latin america but not in the United States. Infected blood-sucking bugs, sometimes called kissing bugs, spread it. When an infected bug bites you, usually on your face, it leaves behind infected waste. You can get the infection if you rub it in your eyes or nose, the bite wound or a cut. The disease can also spread through contaminated food, a blood transfusion, a donated organ or from mother to baby during pregnancy.if you notice symptoms, they might include
these early symptoms usually go away. However, if you don't treat the infection, it remains. Later, it can cause serious intestinal and heart problems. Medicines can kill the parasite, especially early on. You can also treat related problems. For example, a pacemaker helps with certain heart complications. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- flu-like symptoms
- a rash
- a swollen eyelid
- Infection with the protozoan parasite trypanosoma cruzi, a form of trypanosomiasis endemic in central and south america. It is named after the brazilian physician carlos chagas, who discovered the parasite. Infection by the parasite (positive serologic result only) is distinguished from the clinical manifestations that develop years later, such as destruction of parasympathetic ganglia; chagas cardiomyopathy; and dysfunction of the esophagus or colon.
- 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
- 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
- 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to B57:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To B57
African trypanosomiasis, unspecified
Acute Chagas' disease with heart involvement
Acute Chagas' disease without heart involvement
Chagas' disease (chronic) with heart involvement
Chagas' disease (chronic) with digestive system involvement
Chagas' disease with digestive system involvement, unspecified
Megaesophagus in Chagas' disease
Megacolon in Chagas' disease
Other digestive system involvement in Chagas' disease
Chagas' disease (chronic) with nervous system involvement
Chagas' disease with nervous system involvement, unspecified
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