Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 136.29
Other specific infections by free-living amebae
  • Short description: Infc free-liv amebae NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 136.29 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 136.29 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 136.29.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 136.29: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 136.29 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM B60.19 Other acanthamebic disease
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM B60.2 Naegleriasis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Infection by Naegleria
  • Meningoencephalitis due to Acanthamoeba
  • Meningoencephalitis due to free-living amebae
  • Naegleriasis
Applies To
  • Meningoencephalitis due to Naegleria
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 136.29:
  • Ameba, amebic (histolytica) - see also Amebiasis
    • meningoencephalitis
      • due to Naegleria (gruberi) 136.29
      • primary 136.29
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
  • Meningoencephalitis (see also Encephalitis) 323.9
    • primary amebic 136.29
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