ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Dec 17, 2017

See: African trypanosomiasis

  ICD-10 Code for African trypanosomiasis, unspecified B56.9

B56.9 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

B56.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 1 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
Section B50-B64 Protozoal diseases (B50-B64)
Category B56 African trypanosomiasis

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Sleeping sickness NOS

Related Terms to “African trypanosomiasis, unspecified”

  • African
    • sleeping sickness - B56.9
    • trypanosomiasis - B56.9
  • Dementia(degenerative (primary)) (old age) (persisting) - F03.90
    • in(due to)
      • trypanosomiasis
        • African - B56.9
          • with behavioral disturbance - B56.9
  • Encephalitis(chronic) (hemorrhagic) (idiopathic) (nonepidemic) (spurious) (subacute) - G04.90
    • in(due to)
      • African trypanosomiasis - B56.9
  • Meningitis(basal) (basic) (brain) (cerebral) (cervical) (congestive) (diffuse) (hemorrhagic) (infantile) (membranous) (metastatic) (nonspecific) (pontine) (progressive) (simple) (spinal) (subacute) (sympathetic) (toxic) - G03.9
    • in(due to)
      • African trypanosomiasis - B56.9
  • Sickness
    • sleeping(African) - B56.9
      • by Trypanosoma - B56.9
  • Trypanosomiasis
    • African - B56.9
    • where
      • African trypanosomiasis is prevalent - B56.9
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to B56.9 African trypanosomiasis, unspecified

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