2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B55.0

Visceral leishmaniasis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • B55.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM B55.0 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of B55.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 B55.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Kala-azar
  • Post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis
The following code(s) above B55.0 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 B55.0:
  • A00-B99
    2019 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
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range B50-B64

    Protozoal diseases

    Type 1 Excludes
    • amebiasis (A06.-)
    • other protozoal intestinal diseases (A07.-)
    Protozoal diseases
Clinical Information
  • A chronic disease caused by leishmania donovani and transmitted by the bite of several sandflies of the genera phlebotomus and lutzomyia. It is commonly characterized by fever, chills, vomiting, anemia, hepatosplenomegaly, leukopenia, hypergammaglobulinemia, emaciation, and an earth-gray color of the skin. The disease is classified into three main types according to geographic distribution: indian, mediterranean (or infantile), and african.
  • A chronic parasitic infection affecting the viscera and caused by leishmania donovani. Signs and symptoms include fever, anorexia, fatigue, lymphadenopathy, anemia, and hepatosplenomegaly. If left untreated it may lead to death.
ICD-10-CM B55.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 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 B55.0 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to B55.0:
  • Assam fever B55.0
  • Burdwan fever B55.0
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Sirkari's B55.0
  • Dumdum fever B55.0
  • Dysentery, dysenteric (catarrhal) (diarrhea) (epidemic) (hemorrhagic) (infectious) (sporadic) (tropical) A09
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A09

    Infectious gastroenteritis and colitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Infectious colitis NOS
    • Infectious enteritis NOS
    • Infectious gastroenteritis NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • colitis NOS (K52.9)
    • diarrhea NOS (R19.7)
    • enteritis NOS (K52.9)
    • gastroenteritis NOS (K52.9)
    • noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis, unspecified (K52.9)
    • leishmanial B55.0
  • Fever (inanition) (of unknown origin) (persistent) (with chills) (with rigor) R50.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R50.9

    Fever, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Fever NOS
    • Fever of unknown origin [FUO]
    • Fever with chills
    • Fever with rigors
    • Hyperpyrexia NOS
    • Persistent fever
    • Pyrexia NOS
    • Assam B55.0
    • Burdwan B55.0
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) B99.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B99.9

    Unspecified infectious disease

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • Leishmania - see also Leishmaniasis
      • chagasi B55.0
      • donovani B55.0
      • infantum B55.0
  • Kala-azar B55.0
  • Leishmaniasis B55.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B55.9

    Leishmaniasis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • dermal - see also Leishmaniasis, cutaneous
      • post-kala-azar B55.0
    • infantile B55.0
    • Mediterranean B55.0
    • visceral B55.0
  • Leishmanoid, dermal - see also Leishmaniasis, cutaneous
    • post-kala-azar B55.0
  • Mediterranean
    • kala-azar B55.0
    • leishmaniasis B55.0
  • Ponos B55.0
  • Sahib disease B55.0
  • Sirkari's disease B55.0
  • Sudanese kala-azar B55.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To B55.0
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
B57.0 Acute Chagas' disease with heart involvement
B57.1 Acute Chagas' disease without heart involvement

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.