2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B72

Dracunculiasis

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  • B72 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 B72 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of B72 - other international versions of ICD-10 B72 may differ.
Includes
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  • guinea worm infection
  • infection due to Dracunculus medinensis
The following code(s) above B72 contain annotation back-references
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  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
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that may be applicable to B72:
  • 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Infection by dracunculus medinensis
Clinical Information
  • A parasitic infection caused by dracunculus medinensis. It is caused by drinking water contaminated with water fleas. The larvae enter the body through the intestine. Signs and symptoms include pain, edema, blisters, and ulcers.
  • Infection with nematodes of the genus dracunculus. One or more worms may be seen at a time, with the legs and feet being the most commonly infected areas. Symptoms include pruritus, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or asthmatic attacks.
ICD-10-CM B72 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 B72 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to B72:
  • Arthritis, arthritic (acute) (chronic) (nonpyogenic) (subacute) M19.90
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M19.90

    Unspecified osteoarthritis, unspecified site

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    Applicable To
    • Arthrosis NOS
    • Arthritis NOS
    • Osteoarthritis NOS
    • due to or associated with
      • dracontiasis B72 - see also category M01
    • in (due to)
      • dracontiasis B72 (dracunculiasis) - see also category M01
  • Dracontiasis B72
  • Dracunculiasis, dracunculosis B72
  • Guinea worms B72 (infection) (infestation)
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) B99.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B99.9

    Unspecified infectious disease

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    • Dracunculus medinensis B72
    • guinea worm B72
    • Medina B72 (worm)
  • Infestation B88.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B88.9

    Infestation, unspecified

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    Applicable To
    • Infestation (skin) NOS
    • Infestation by mites NOS
    • Skin parasites NOS
    • filarial B74.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B74.9

      Filariasis, unspecified

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      • due to
        • Dracunculus medinensis B72
        • guinea worm B72
    • helminth B83.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B83.9

      Helminthiasis, unspecified

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      Applicable To
      • Worms NOS
      Type 1 Excludes
      • intestinal helminthiasis NOS (B82.0)
      • intestinal B82.0
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B82.0

        Intestinal helminthiasis, unspecified

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
        • dracunculiasis B72
    • Dracunculus medinensis B72
    • dragon worm B72
    • guinea worm B72
    • Medina B72 (worm)
  • Worm(s) (infection) (infestation) - see also Infestation, helminth
    • guinea B72

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To B72
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
B71.1 Dipylidiasis
B71.8 Other specified cestode infections
B71.9 Cestode infection, unspecified
B72 Dracunculiasis
B73 Onchocerciasis
B73.0 Onchocerciasis with eye disease
B73.00 Onchocerciasis with eye involvement, unspecified
B73.01 Onchocerciasis with endophthalmitis
B73.02 Onchocerciasis with glaucoma
B73.09 Onchocerciasis with other eye involvement
B73.1 Onchocerciasis without eye disease
B74 Filariasis
B74.0 Filariasis due to Wuchereria bancrofti
B74.1 Filariasis due to Brugia malayi

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