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ICD-10-CM Code B85.0
Pediculosis due to Pediculus humanus capitis

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

B85.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of pediculosis due to Pediculus humanus capitis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code B850 is used to code Head lice infestation

Head lice infestation (also known as pediculosis capitis, nits, or cooties) is the infection of the head hair and scalp by the head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis). Itching from lice bites is common. During a person's first infection, the itch may not develop for up to six weeks. If a person is infected again, symptoms may begin much more quickly. The itch may cause problems with sleeping. Generally, however, it is not a serious condition. While head lice appear to spread some other diseases in Africa, they do not appear to do so in Europe or North America.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Code: D010373

Head lice bites on the back of the neck

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Coding Notes for B85.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Head-louse infestation

MS-DRG Mapping

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

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Pediculosis capitis (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'B85.0 - Pediculosis due to Pediculus humanus capitis'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code B85.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Pediculus capitis [head louse] (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 132.0 was previously used, B85.0 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: B85 - Pediculosis and phthiriasis

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