2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B54

Unspecified malaria

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  • B54 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM B54 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of B54 - other international versions of ICD-10 B54 may differ.
The following code(s) above B54 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 B54:
  • A00-B99
    2021 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
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range B50-B64

    Protozoal diseases

    Type 1 Excludes
    • amebiasis (A06.-)
    • other protozoal intestinal diseases (A07.-)
    Protozoal diseases
Approximate Synonyms
  • Malaria
  • Malaria in childbirth
  • Malaria in pregnancy
  • Malarial fever
  • Maternal malaria during pregnancy
  • Maternal malaria during pregnancy - baby delivered
  • Maternal malaria in pregnancy, after childbirth
Clinical Information
  • A protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the plasmodium genus: plasmodium falciparum; plasmodium vivax; plasmodium ovale; and plasmodium malariae; and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus anopheles. Malaria is endemic in parts of asia, africa, central and south america, oceania, and certain caribbean islands. It is characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high fever; sweating; shaking chills; and anemia. Malaria in animals is caused by other species of plasmodia.
  • A protozoan infection caused by the genus plasmodium. There are four species of plasmodium that can infect humans: plasmodium falciparum, vivax, ovale, and malariae. It is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. Signs and symptoms include paroxysmal high fever, sweating, chills, and anemia.
  • Malaria is a serious disease caused by a parasite. Infected mosquitoes spread it. Malaria is a major cause of death worldwide, but it is almost wiped out in the United States. The disease is mostly a problem in developing countries with warm climates. If you travel to these countries, you are at risk. There are four different types of malaria caused by four related parasites. The most deadly type occurs in africa south of the sahara desert.malaria symptoms include chills, flu-like symptoms, fever, vomiting, diarrhea and jaundice. The disease can be life-threatening. However, you can treat malaria with medicines. The type of medicine depends on which kind of malaria you have and where you were infected. Malaria can be prevented. When traveling to malaria-prone regions
    • see your doctor for medicines that protect you
    • wear insect repellent with deet
    • cover up
    • sleep under mosquito netting
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the genus plasmodium (p. Falciparum, p. Vivax, p. Ovale, and p. Malariae) and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus anopheles; malaria is endemic in parts of asia, africa, central and south america, oceania, and certain caribbean islands; characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high fever, sweating, shaking chills, and anemia; malaria in animals is caused by other species of plasmodia.
ICD-10-CM B54 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 867 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with mcc
  • 868 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with cc
  • 869 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert B54 to ICD-9-CM

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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to B54:
  • Code First: D63.8
    , D77
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D63.8

    Anemia in other chronic diseases classified elsewhere

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    Code First
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D77

    Other disorders of blood and blood-forming organs in diseases classified elsewhere

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    Code First
    Type 1 Excludes
    • rupture of spleen due to Plasmodium vivax malaria (B51.0)
    • splenitis, splenomegaly in late syphilis (A52.79)
    • splenitis, splenomegaly in tuberculosis (A18.85)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to B54:
  • Anemia (essential) (general) (hemoglobin deficiency) (infantile) (primary) (profound) D64.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D64.9

    Anemia, unspecified

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  • Chill(s) R68.83
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R68.83

    Chills (without fever)

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    Applicable To
    • Chills NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • chills with fever (R50.9)
    • congestive in malarial regions B54
  • Disorder (of) - see also Disease
    • liver K76.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K76.9

      Liver disease, unspecified

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      • malarial B54
  • Malaria, malarial (fever) B54
    • clinically diagnosed B54 (without parasitological confirmation)
    • congestion, congestive B54
    • hemorrhagic B54
    • recurrent B54
    • remittent B54
    • spleen B54
    • typhoid B54
  • Remittent fever B54 (malarial)
  • Splenitis (interstitial) (malignant) (nonspecific) D73.89
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D73.89

    Other diseases of spleen

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    Applicable To
    • Fibrosis of spleen NOS
    • Perisplenitis
    • Splenitis NOS
  • Splenomegaly, splenomegalia (Bengal) (cryptogenic) (idiopathic) (tropical) R16.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R16.1

    Splenomegaly, not elsewhere classified

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    Applicable To
    • Splenomegaly NOS

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To B54
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
B52.9 Plasmodium malariae malaria without complication
B53 Other specified malaria
B53.0 Plasmodium ovale malaria
B53.1 Malaria due to simian plasmodia
B53.8 Other malaria, not elsewhere classified
B54 Unspecified malaria
B55 Leishmaniasis
B55.0 Visceral leishmaniasis
B55.1 Cutaneous leishmaniasis
B55.2 Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis
B55.9 Leishmaniasis, unspecified
B56 African trypanosomiasis
B56.0 Gambiense trypanosomiasis
B56.1 Rhodesiense trypanosomiasis
B56.9 African trypanosomiasis, unspecified
B57 Chagas' disease

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