ICD-10-CM Code B76.8
Other hookworm diseases
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
B76.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other hookworm diseases. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code B768 is used to code Hookworm infection
Hookworm infection, also known as hookworm disease, is an infection by a parasitic bloodsucking roundworm. Hookworm infections include ancylostomiasis and necatoriasis. These worms live in the small intestine of their host, which may be a bird or a mammal such as a dog, cat, or human. Hookworm infection in pregnancy can cause retarded growth of the fetus, premature birth and a low birth weight. Hookworms in children can cause intellectual, cognitive and growth problems.
|ICD 9 Code:||126.9|
- DRG Group #371-373 - Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections with MCC.
- DRG Group #371-373 - Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections with CC.
- DRG Group #371-373 - Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections without CC or MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Cutaneous larva migrans due to Uncinaria (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'B76.8 - Other hookworm diseases'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 B76.8 and a single ICD9 code, 126.9 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.