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ICD-10-CM Code B52.9
Plasmodium malariae malaria without complication

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

B52.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of plasmodium malariae malaria without complication. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code B52 is used to code Malaria

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a group of single-celled microorganisms) belonging to the Plasmodium type. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever, fatigue, vomiting, and headaches. In severe cases it can cause yellow skin, seizures, coma, or death. Symptoms usually begin ten to fifteen days after being bitten. If not properly treated, people may have recurrences of the disease months later. In those who have recently survived an infection, reinfection usually causes milder symptoms. This partial resistance disappears over months to years if the person has no continuing exposure to malaria.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
ICD 9 Code: 84

A Plasmodium from the saliva of a female mosquito moving across a mosquito cell

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for B52.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Plasmodium malariae malaria NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #867-869 - Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #867-869 - Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #867-869 - Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Quartan fever (finding)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'B52.9 - Plasmodium malariae malaria without complication'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code B52.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Codes GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Quartan malaria (approximate match)
Mixed malaria (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code B52.9 and a single ICD9 code, 084.5 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: B52 - Plasmodium malariae malaria

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