Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 006.9
Amebiasis, unspecified
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Amebiasis NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 006.9 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 006.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Amebiasis
  • Amebiasis infection
  • Amebic infection
Clinical Information
  • Infection with any of various amebae; an asymptomatic carrier state in most individuals, but diseases ranging from chronic, mild diarrhea to fulminant dysentery may occur.
Applies To
  • Amebiasis NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 006.9 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM A06.9 Amebiasis, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 006.9:
  • 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
    • due to organism other than Entamoeba histolytica 007.8
    • hepatic (see also Abscess, liver, amebic) 006.3
  • Colitis (acute) (catarrhal) (croupous) (cystica superficialis) (exudative) (hemorrhagic) (noninfectious) (phlegmonous) (presumed noninfectious) 558.9
    • amebic (see also Amebiasis) 006.9
  • Diarrhea, diarrheal (acute) (autumn) (bilious) (bloody) (catarrhal) (choleraic) (chronic) (gravis) (green) (infantile) (lienteric) (noninfectious) (presumed noninfectious) (putrefactive) (secondary) (sporadic) (summer) (symptomatic) (thermic) 787.91
    • amebic (see also Amebiasis) 006.9
      • with abscess - see Abscess, amebic
      • acute 006.0
      • chronic 006.1
      • nondysenteric 006.2
  • Dysentery, dysenteric (bilious) (catarrhal) (diarrhea) (epidemic) (gangrenous) (hemorrhagic) (infectious) (sporadic) (tropical) (ulcerative) 009.0
    • amebic (see also Amebiasis) 006.9
      • with abscess - see Abscess, amebic
      • acute 006.0
      • carrier (suspected) of V02.2
      • chronic 006.1
  • Enteritis (acute) (catarrhal) (choleraic) (chronic) (congestive) (diarrheal) (exudative) (follicular) (hemorrhagic) (infantile) (lienteric) (noninfectious) (perforative) (phlegmonous) (presumed noninfectious) (pseudomembranous) 558.9
    • amebic (see also Amebiasis) 006.9
      • with abscess - see Abscess, amebic
      • acute 006.0
        • with abscess - see Abscess, amebic
        • nondysenteric 006.2
      • chronic 006.1
        • with abscess - see Abscess, amebic
        • nondysenteric 006.2
      • nondysenteric 006.2
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative 707.9
    • amebic (intestine) 006.9
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