ICD-10-CM Code B74.3
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
B74.3 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of loiasis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code B743 is used to code Loa loa filariasis
Loa loa filariasis (also known as loiasis, loaiasis, Calabar swellings, fugitive swelling, tropical swelling:439 and African eyeworm) is a skin and eye disease caused by the nematode worm Loa loa. Humans contract this disease through the bite of a deer fly or mango fly (Chrysops spp), the vectors for Loa loa. The adult Loa loa filarial worm migrates throughout the subcutaneous tissues of humans, occasionally crossing into subconjunctival tissues of the eye where it can be easily observed. Loa loa does not normally affect one's vision but can be painful when moving about the eyeball or across the bridge of the nose. The disease can cause red itchy swellings below the skin called "Calabar swellings". The disease is treated with the drug diethylcarbamazine (DEC), and when appropriate, surgical methods may be employed to remove adult worms from the conjunctiva.
|ICD 9 Code:||125.2|
Loa loa microfilaria in thin blood smear (Giemsa stain)
Coding Notes for B74.3 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Calabar swelling
- Eyeworm disease of Africa
- Loa loa infection
- 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.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'B74.3 - Loiasis'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 125.2 was previously used, B74.3 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.