ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Sep 20, 2017
  ICD-10 Code for Amebic brain abscess A06.6

A06.6 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

A06.6 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 1 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
Section A00-A09 Intestinal infectious diseases (A00-A09)
Category A06 Amebiasis

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Amebic abscess of brain (and liver) (and lung)
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Related Terms to “Amebic brain abscess”

  • Abscess(connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) - L02.91
    • amebic - A06.4
      • brain(and liver or lung abscess) - A06.6
    • brain(any part) (cystic) (otogenic) - G06.0
      • amebic(with abscess of any other site) - A06.6
    • liver(cholangitic) (hematogenic) (lymphogenic) (pylephlebitic) (pyogenic) - K75.0
      • amebic(due to Entamoeba histolytica) (dysenteric) (tropical) - A06.4
        • with
          • brain abscess(and liver or lung abscess) - A06.6
    • lung(miliary) (putrid) - J85.2
      • amebic(with liver abscess) - A06.5
        • with
          • brain abscess - A06.6
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to A06.6 Amebic brain abscess

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