Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B55
2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
- B55 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
- The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM B55 became effective on October 1, 2018.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of B55 - other international versions of ICD-10 B55 may differ.
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- A disease caused by any of a number of species of protozoa in the genus leishmania. There are four major clinical types of this infection: cutaneous (old and new world) (leishmaniasis, cutaneous), diffuse cutaneous (leishmaniasis, diffuse cutaneous), mucocutaneous (leishmaniasis, mucocutaneous), and visceral (leishmaniasis, visceral).
- A parasitic infection caused by protozoa of the genus leishmania. It is transmitted to humans via the bite of sandflies. There are three main forms of the disease: cutaneous, mucocutaneous, and visceral leishmaniasis. Cutaneous leishmaniasis causes skin ulcers; mucocutaneous leishmaniasis causes destructive lesions of the mucous membranes of the nose, mouth, and throat; visceral leishmaniasis is the most severe form of the disease and is manifested with anemia, weight loss, hepatomegaly and splenomegaly.
- Disease caused by any of a number of species of protozoa in the genus leishmania; there are four major clinical types of this infection: cutaneous (old and new world), diffuse cutaneous, mucocutaneous, and visceral; visceral is characterized by fever, chills, vomiting, anemia, hepatosplenomegaly, leukopenia, hypergammaglobulinemia, emaciation, and an earth-gray color of the skin; cutaneous is characterized by development of single or multiple localized lesions on exposed areas of skin that typically ulcerate.
- 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To B55
Plasmodium vivax malaria without complication
Plasmodium malariae malaria
Plasmodium malariae malaria with nephropathy
Plasmodium malariae malaria with other complications
Plasmodium malariae malaria without complication
Other specified malaria
Plasmodium ovale malaria
Malaria due to simian plasmodia
Other malaria, not elsewhere classified
African trypanosomiasis, unspecified
Acute Chagas' disease with heart involvement
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.