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ICD-10-CM Code B60.2

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

B60.2 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of naegleriasis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code B602 is used to code Naegleriasis

Naegleriasis, also known as primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), amebic encephalitis, and naegleria infection, is an infection of the brain by the free-living protist Naegleria fowleri, also known as the "brain-eating amoeba". The term "brain-eating amoeba" has also been applied to Balamuthia mandrillaris, causing some confusion between the two, however Balamuthia mandrillaris is unrelated to Naegleria fowleri, and causes a different disease called granulomatous amoebic encephalitis, and unlike Naegleriasis, which is usually seen in people with normal immune function, granulomatous amoebic encephalitis is usually seen in people with poor immune function such as those with HIV/AIDS or leukemia.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
ICD 9 Code: 136.2

Histopathology of primary amebic meningoencephalitis due to Naegleria fowleri. Direct fluorescent antibody stain.

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Coding Notes for B60.2 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Primary amebic meningoencephalitis

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

  • Meningoencephalitis due to Naegleria (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'B60.2 - Naegleriasis'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code B60.2. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Naegleriasis(with meningoencephalitis) (B60.2)


Other specific infections by free-living amebae (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 B60.2 and a single ICD9 code, 136.29 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: B60 - Other protozoal diseases, not elsewhere classified

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