Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 128.9
Helminth infection, unspecified
  • Short description: Helminthiasis NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 128.9 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 128.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 128.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 128.9: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Arthropathy assoc w helminthiasis
  • Arthropathy associated with helminthiasis
  • Helminth infection
  • Infection due to Class Cestoda and/or Class Trematoda and/or Phylum Nemata (disorder)
Applies To
  • Helminthiasis NOS
  • Worms NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 128.9 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM B83.9 Helminthiasis, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 128.9:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • helminthic (see also Infestation, by specific parasite) 128.9
  • Colic (recurrent) 789.7
    • worm NEC 128.9
  • Fever 780.60
    • worm 128.9
  • Granuloma NEC 686.1
    • peritoneum 568.89
      • due to ova of helminths NEC (see also Helminthiasis) 128.9
  • Helminthiasis (see also Infestation, by specific parasite) 128.9
    • Ancylostoma (see also Ancylostoma) 126.9
    • mixed types (intestinal) (types classifiable to more than one of the categories 120.0-127.7) 127.8
    • Trichinella 124
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • helminths NEC 128.9
  • Infestation 134.9
    • helminth NEC 128.9
    • nematode (intestinal) 127.9
      • Ancylostoma (see also Ancylostoma) 126.9
      • Ascaris lumbricoides 127.0
      • conjunctiva NEC 128.9
      • Dioctophyma 128.8
      • Enterobius vermicularis 127.4
      • Gnathostoma spinigerum 128.1
      • Oesophagostomum (apiostomum) 127.7
      • Physaloptera 127.4
      • specified type NEC 127.7
      • Strongyloides stercoralis 127.2
      • Ternidens diminutus 127.7
      • Trichinella spiralis 124
      • Trichostrongylus 127.6
      • Trichuris (trichiuria) 127.3
    • worms NEC 128.9
  • Worm(s) (colic) (fever) (infection) (infestation) (see also Infestation) 128.9
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