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ICD-10-CM Code B76.9
Hookworm disease, unspecified

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

B76.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of hookworm disease, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code B769 is used to code Cutaneous larva migrans

Cutaneous larva migrans (abbreviated CLM) is a skin disease in humans, caused by the larvae of various nematode parasites of the hookworm family (Ancylostomatidae). The most common species causing this disease in the Americas is Ancylostoma braziliense. These parasites live in the intestines of dogs, cats and wild animals and should not be confused with other members of the hookworm family for which humans are definitive hosts, namely Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Code: D007815
ICD 9 Code: 126.9

Typical "creeping eruption" associated with cutaneous larva migrans

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Coding Notes for B76.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Cutaneous larva migrans NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • 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.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'B76.9 - Hookworm disease, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code B76.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Uncinariasis (B76.9)
Hookworm(anemia) (disease) (infection) (infestation) (B76.9)
Griesinger's disease (B76.9)
Ground itch (B76.9)
Coolie itch (B76.9)
Brickmakers' anemia (B76.9)


Ancylostomiasis and necatoriasis, unspecified (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 B76.9 and a single ICD9 code, 126.9 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: B76 - Hookworm diseases

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