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ICD-10-CM Code B74.0
Filariasis due to Wuchereria bancrofti

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

B74.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of filariasis due to Wuchereria bancrofti. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code B740 is used to code Wuchereria bancrofti

Wuchereria bancrofti is a human parasitic roundworm that is the major cause of lymphatic filariasis. It is one of the three parasitic worms, besides Brugia malayi and B. timori, that infect lymphatic system to cause lymphatic filariasis. These filarial worms are spread by a mosquito vector. W. bancrofti is the most prevalent among the three and affects over 120 million people, primarily in Central Africa and the Nile delta, South and Central America, and the tropical regions of Asia including southern China and the Pacific. If the infection is left untreated, it can develop into a chronic disease called elephantiasis. In rare conditions it also causes tropical eosinophilia, an asthmatic disease. Limited treatment modalities exist and no vaccines have been developed.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
ICD 9 Code: 125.0

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for B74.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Bancroftian elephantiasis
Bancroftian filariasis

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

  • Chronic bancroftian lymphadenitis (disorder)
  • Bancroftian filarial chylocele (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'B74.0 - Filariasis due to Wuchereria bancrofti'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code B74.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Wuchereria(bancrofti) infestation (B74.0)
Wuchereriasis (B74.0)
Bancroft's filariasis (B74.0)


Bancroftian filariasis (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 125.0 was previously used, B74.0 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: B74 - Filariasis

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/B740