Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 006.5
Amebic brain abscess
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 006.5 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 006.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Applies To
  • Amebic abscess of brain (and liver) (and lung)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 006.5 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM A06.6 Amebic brain abscess
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 006.5:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • amebic 006.3
      • bladder 006.8
      • brain (with liver or lung abscess) 006.5
      • liver (without mention of brain or lung abscess) 006.3
        • with
          • brain abscess (and lung abscess) 006.5
          • lung abscess 006.4
      • lung (with liver abscess) 006.4
        • with brain abscess 006.5
      • seminal vesicle 006.8
      • specified site NEC 006.8
      • spleen 006.8
    • brain (any part) 324.0
      • amebic (with liver or lung abscess) 006.5
      • cystic 324.0
      • late effect - see category 326
      • otogenic 324.0
      • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 013.3
    • liver 572.0
      • amebic 006.3
        • with
          • brain abscess (and lung abscess) 006.5
          • lung abscess 006.4
      • due to Entamoeba histolytica 006.3
      • dysenteric (see also Abscess, liver, amebic) 006.3
      • pyogenic 572.0
      • tropical (see also Abscess, liver, amebic) 006.3
    • lung (miliary) (putrid) 513.0
      • amebic (with liver abscess) 006.4
        • with brain abscess 006.5
  • Ameba, amebic (histolytica) - see also Amebiasis
    • abscess 006.3
      • bladder 006.8
      • brain (with liver and lung abscess) 006.5
      • liver 006.3
        • with
          • brain abscess (and lung abscess) 006.5
          • lung abscess 006.4
      • lung (with liver abscess) 006.4
        • with brain abscess 006.5
      • seminal vesicle 006.8
      • spleen 006.8
  • Amebiasis NEC 006.9
    • with
      • brain abscess (with liver or lung abscess) 006.5
      • liver abscess (without mention of brain or lung abscess) 006.3
      • lung abscess (with liver abscess) 006.4
        • with brain abscess 006.5
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