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ICD-10-CM Code B65.3
Cercarial dermatitis

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

B65.3 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of cercarial dermatitis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code B653 is used to code Swimmer's itch

Swimmer’s itch, also known as lake itch, duck itch, cercarial dermatitis, and schistosome cercarial dermatitis,:432 is a short-term immune reaction occurring in the skin of humans that have been infected by water-borne schistosomatidae. Symptoms, which include itchy, raised papules, commonly occur within hours of infection and do not generally last more than a week.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
ICD 9 Code: 120.3

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for B65.3 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Swimmer's itch

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders without MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'B65.3 - Cercarial dermatitis'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code B65.3. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Clam digger's itch (B65.3)


Cutaneous schistosomiasis (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 120.3 was previously used, B65.3 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: B65 - Schistosomiasis [bilharziasis]

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