2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B50

Plasmodium falciparum malaria

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • B50 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM B50 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of B50 - other international versions of ICD-10 B50 may differ.
Includes
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  • mixed infections of Plasmodium falciparum with any other Plasmodium species
The following code(s) above B50 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to B50:
  • A00-B99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range A00-B99

    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

    Includes
    • diseases generally recognized as communicable or transmissible
    Type 1 Excludes
    • certain localized infections - see body system-related chapters
    Type 2 Excludes
    • carrier or suspected carrier of infectious disease (Z22.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O98.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases specific to the perinatal period (P35-P39)
    • influenza and other acute respiratory infections (J00-J22)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify resistance to antimicrobial drugs (Z16.-)
    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
  • B50-B64
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range B50-B64

    Protozoal diseases

    Type 1 Excludes
    • amebiasis (A06.-)
    • other protozoal intestinal diseases (A07.-)
    Protozoal diseases
Clinical Information
  • Malaria caused by plasmodium falciparum. This is the severest form of malaria and is associated with the highest levels of parasites in the blood. This disease is characterized by irregularly recurring febrile paroxysms that in extreme cases occur with acute cerebral, renal, or gastrointestinal manifestations.
Code History
  • 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
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to B50:
  • Type 1 Excludes: B51
    , B52
    , B53.0
    , B53.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B51

    Plasmodium vivax malaria

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • mixed infections of Plasmodium vivax with other Plasmodium species, except Plasmodium falciparum
    Type 1 Excludes
    • plasmodium vivax with Plasmodium falciparum (B50.-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B52

    Plasmodium malariae malaria

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • mixed infections of Plasmodium malariae with other Plasmodium species, except Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax
    Type 1 Excludes
    • Plasmodium falciparum (B50.-)
    • Plasmodium vivax (B51.-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B53.0

    Plasmodium ovale malaria

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • Plasmodium ovale with Plasmodium falciparum (B50.-)
    • Plasmodium ovale with Plasmodium malariae (B52.-)
    • Plasmodium ovale with Plasmodium vivax (B51.-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B53.1

    Malaria due to simian plasmodia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • Malaria due to simian plasmodia with Plasmodium falciparum (B50.-)
    • Malaria due to simian plasmodia with Plasmodium malariae (B52.-)
    • Malaria due to simian plasmodia with Plasmodium ovale (B53.0)
    • Malaria due to simian plasmodia with Plasmodium vivax (B51.-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To B50
B47.1 Actinomycetoma
B47.9 Mycetoma, unspecified
B48 Other mycoses, not elsewhere classified
B48.0 Lobomycosis
B48.1 Rhinosporidiosis
B48.2 Allescheriasis
B48.3 Geotrichosis
B48.4 Penicillosis
B48.8 Other specified mycoses
B49 Unspecified mycosis
B50 Plasmodium falciparum malaria
B50.0 Plasmodium falciparum malaria with cerebral complications
B50.8 Other severe and complicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria
B50.9 Plasmodium falciparum malaria, unspecified
B51 Plasmodium vivax malaria
B51.0 Plasmodium vivax malaria with rupture of spleen
B51.8 Plasmodium vivax malaria with other complications
B51.9 Plasmodium vivax malaria without complication
B52 Plasmodium malariae malaria
B52.0 Plasmodium malariae malaria with nephropathy
B52.8 Plasmodium malariae malaria with other complications

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