Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 123.5
Sparganosis [larval diphyllobothriasis]
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Sparganosis.
  • ICD-9-CM 123.5 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 123.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Infection by Spirometra larvae
  • Sparganosis
Clinical Information
  • Infection of animals, including fish and man, with a developmental stage of diphyllobothrium. This stage has recently been referred to as a plerocercoid but the name sparganum has persisted. Therefore, infection of fish or other animals with the plerocercoid larvae is sparganosis. Fish-eating mammals, including man, are the final hosts.
Applies To
  • Infection by:
    • Diphyllobothrium larvae
    • Sparganum (mansoni) (proliferum)
    • Spirometra larvae
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 123.5 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM B70.1 Sparganosis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 123.5:
  • Dibothriocephaliasis 123.4
    • larval 123.5
  • Dibothriocephalus (infection) (infestation) (latus) 123.4
    • larval 123.5
  • Diphyllobothriasis (intestine) 123.4
    • larval 123.5
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • Diphyllobothrium (adult) (latum) (pacificum) 123.4
      • larval 123.5
    • fish tapeworm 123.4
      • larval 123.5
    • Sparganum (mansoni) (proliferum) 123.5
  • Infestation 134.9
    • Bothriocephalus (latus) 123.4
      • larval 123.5
    • broad tapeworm 123.4
      • larval 123.5
    • Dibothriocephalus (latus) 123.4
      • larval 123.5
    • Diphyllobothrium (adult) (intestinal) (latum) (pacificum) 123.4
      • larval 123.5
    • fish tapeworm 123.4
      • larval 123.5
    • Sparganum (mansoni) (proliferum) 123.5
      • larval 123.5
    • Spirometra larvae 123.5
  • Sparganosis 123.5
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