2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B69.0

Cysticercosis of central nervous system

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  • B69.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM B69.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of B69.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 B69.0 may differ.
The following code(s) above B69.0 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 B69.0:
  • 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
  • B69
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B69

    Cysticercosis

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    Includes
    • cysticerciasis infection due to larval form of Taenia solium
    Cysticercosis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cerebral cysticercosis
  • Cysticercosis, cerebral
  • Neurocysticercosis
Clinical Information
  • A parasitic infection with tapeworms of the genus taenia affecting the brain. It is manifested with seizures and headaches.
  • Infection of the brain, spinal cord, or perimeningeal structures with the larval forms of the genus taenia (primarily t. Solium in humans). Lesions formed by the organism are referred to as cysticerci. The infection may be subacute or chronic, and the severity of symptoms depends on the severity of the host immune response and the location and number of lesions. Seizures represent the most common clinical manifestation although focal neurologic deficits may occur. (from Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1998, ch27, pp46-50)
ICD-10-CM B69.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 371 Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections with mcc
  • 372 Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections with cc
  • 373 Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections without cc/mcc

Convert B69.0 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to B69.0:
  • Type 1 Excludes: G99.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G99.8

    Other specified disorders of nervous system in diseases classified elsewhere

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    Code First
    • underlying disorder, such as:
    • amyloidosis (E85.-)
    • avitaminosis (E56.9)
    Type 1 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to B69.0:
  • Cysticercosis, cysticerciasis B69.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B69.9

    Cysticercosis, unspecified

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    • with
      • epileptiform fits B69.0
    • brain B69.0
    • central nervous system B69.0
    • cerebral B69.0
  • Epilepsy, epileptic, epilepsia (attack) (cerebral) (convulsion) (fit) (seizure) G40.909
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G40.909

    Epilepsy, unspecified, not intractable, without status epilepticus

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    Applicable To
    • Epilepsy NOS
    • Epileptic convulsions NOS
    • Epileptic fits NOS
    • Epileptic seizures NOS
    • Recurrent seizures NOS
    • Seizure disorder NOS
    • cysticercosis B69.0
  • Neurocysticercosis B69.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To B69.0
B67.7 Echinococcus multilocularis infection, unspecified
B67.8 Echinococcosis, unspecified, of liver
B67.9 Echinococcosis, other and unspecified
B67.90 Echinococcosis, unspecified
B67.99 Other echinococcosis
B68 Taeniasis
B68.0 Taenia solium taeniasis
B68.1 Taenia saginata taeniasis
B68.9 Taeniasis, unspecified
B69 Cysticercosis
B69.0 Cysticercosis of central nervous system
B69.1 Cysticercosis of eye
B69.8 Cysticercosis of other sites
B69.81 Myositis in cysticercosis
B69.89 Cysticercosis of other sites
B69.9 Cysticercosis, unspecified
B70 Diphyllobothriasis and sparganosis
B70.0 Diphyllobothriasis
B70.1 Sparganosis
B71 Other cestode infections
B71.0 Hymenolepiasis

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