Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 125.9
Unspecified filariasis
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Filariasis NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 125.9 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 125.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Disease due to superfamily Filarioidea
  • Filariasis
Clinical Information
  • Infections with nematodes of the superfamily filarioidea. The presence of living worms in the body is mainly asymptomatic but the death of adult worms leads to granulomatous inflammation and permanent fibrosis. Organisms of the genus elaeophora infect wild elk and domestic sheep causing ischemic necrosis of the brain, blindness, and dermatosis of the face.
  • Infections with nematodes of the superfamily filarioidea; presence of living worms in the body is mainly asymptomatic but the death of adult worms leads to granulomatous inflammation and permanent fibrosis; organisms of the genus elaeophora infect wild elk and domestic sheep causing ischaemic necrosis of the brain, blindness, and dermatosis of the face.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 125.9 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM B74.9 Filariasis, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 125.9:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • filaria, filarial (see also Infestation, filarial) 125.9
  • Arabicum elephantiasis (see also Infestation, filarial) 125.9
  • Ascites 789.59
    • chylous (nonfilarial) 457.8
      • filarial (see also Infestation, filarial) 125.9
  • Chylocele (nonfilarial) 457.8
    • filarial (see also Infestation, filarial) 125.9
    • tunica vaginalis (nonfilarial) 608.84
      • filarial (see also Infestation, filarial) 125.9
  • Chylothorax (nonfilarial) 457.8
    • filarial (see also Infestation, filarial) 125.9
  • Chylous
    • hydrothorax (nonfilarial) 457.8
      • filarial (see also Infestation, filarial) 125.9
  • Chyluria 791.1
    • filarial (see also Infestation, filarial) 125.9
    • filariasis (see also Infestation, filarial) 125.9
  • Elephantiasis (nonfilarial) 457.1
    • arabicum (see also Infestation, filarial) 125.9
    • filarial (see also Infestation, filarial) 125.9
    • filariensis (see also Infestation, filarial) 125.9
  • Filariasis (see also Infestation, filarial) 125.9
  • Hematochyluria (see also Infestation, filarial) 125.9
  • Hydrothorax (double) (pleural) 511.89
    • chylous (nonfilarial) 457.8
      • filaria (see also Infestation, filarial) 125.9
  • Infestation 134.9
  • Itch (see also Pruritus) 698.9
    • filarial (see also Infestation, filarial) 125.9
  • Lymph
    • scrotum (see also Infestation, filarial) 125.9
  • Mumu (see also Infestation, filarial) 125.9
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