2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B79

Trichuriasis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • B79 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 B79 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of B79 - other international versions of ICD-10 B79 may differ.
Includes
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  • trichocephaliasis
  • whipworm (disease)(infection)
The following code(s) above B79 contain annotation back-references
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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
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that may be applicable to B79:
  • 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
Clinical Information
  • Infection with nematodes of the genus trichuris, formerly called trichocephalus.
ICD-10-CM B79 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 391 Esophagitis, gastroenteritis and miscellaneous digestive disorders with mcc
  • 392 Esophagitis, gastroenteritis and miscellaneous digestive disorders without mcc

Convert B79 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to B79:
  • Diarrhea, diarrheal (disease) (infantile) (inflammatory) R19.7
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R19.7

    Diarrhea, unspecified

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    Applicable To
    • Diarrhea NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • functional diarrhea (K59.1)
    • neonatal diarrhea (P78.3)
    • psychogenic diarrhea (F45.8)
    • due to
      • Trichuris trichiuria B79
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • whipworm B79
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) B99.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B99.9

    Unspecified infectious disease

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • Trichuris B79 (trichiura)
    • whipworm B79
  • 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
    • 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 Billable/Specific Code
        • trichuriasis B79
    • nematode NEC (intestinal) B82.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B82.0

      Intestinal helminthiasis, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • trichuris B79 (trichuria)
    • Trichocephalus B79
    • Trichuris B79 (trichiura)
    • whipworm B79
  • Prolapse, prolapsed
    • rectum (mucosa) (sphincter) K62.3
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K62.3

      Rectal prolapse

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Prolapse of rectal mucosa
      • due to trichuris trichuria B79
  • Trichocephaliasis, trichocephalosis B79
  • Trichocephalus infestation B79
  • Trichuriasis B79
  • Trichuris trichiura B79 (infection) (infestation) (any site)
  • Whipworm B79 (disease) (infection) (infestation)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To B79
B77.0 Ascariasis with intestinal complications
B77.8 Ascariasis with other complications
B77.81 Ascariasis pneumonia
B77.89 Ascariasis with other complications
B77.9 Ascariasis, unspecified
B78 Strongyloidiasis
B78.0 Intestinal strongyloidiasis
B78.1 Cutaneous strongyloidiasis
B78.7 Disseminated strongyloidiasis
B78.9 Strongyloidiasis, unspecified
B79 Trichuriasis
B80 Enterobiasis
B81 Other intestinal helminthiases, not elsewhere classified
B81.0 Anisakiasis
B81.1 Intestinal capillariasis
B81.2 Trichostrongyliasis
B81.3 Intestinal angiostrongyliasis
B81.4 Mixed intestinal helminthiases
B81.8 Other specified intestinal helminthiases
B82 Unspecified intestinal parasitism
B82.0 Intestinal helminthiasis, unspecified

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