Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 127.4
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 127.4 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 127.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Infection by Enterobius vermicularis
  • Pinworm infection
Clinical Information
  • Infection with nematodes of the genus enterobius; e. Vermicularis, the pinworm of man, causes a crawling sensation and pruritus. This condition results in scratching the area, occasionally causing scarification.
  • Pinworms are parasites about the length of a staple that live in the rectum. They are the most common worm infection in the United States. Pinworms get inside the body when you swallow their eggs. While you sleep, the female pinworms leave the intestines through the anus and deposit eggs on nearby skin. This can cause intense anal itching. Complications from pinworms are rare.people get pinworm infections from one another. School-age children and preschoolers are most likely to get pinworms. You do not get them from pets. If you have a mild case, you may not need treatment. If you do need treatment, you and members of your family usually take medicine, since pinworms are spread so easily.
Applies To
  • Infection by Enterobius vermicularis
  • Oxyuriasis
  • Oxyuris vermicularis infection
  • Pinworm (disease) (infection)
  • Threadworm infection
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 127.4 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM B80 Enterobiasis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 127.4:
  • Appendicopathia oxyurica 127.4
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • pinworm 127.4
  • Enterobiasis 127.4
  • Enterobius vermicularis 127.4
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • Enterobius vermicularis 127.4
    • Oxyuris vermicularis 127.4
    • pinworm 127.4
    • threadworm 127.4
  • Infestation 134.9
    • Enterobius vermicularis 127.4
    • nematode (intestinal) 127.9
      • Ancylostoma (see also Ancylostoma) 126.9
      • Ascaris lumbricoides 127.0
      • conjunctiva NEC 128.9
      • Dioctophyma 128.8
      • Enterobius vermicularis 127.4
      • Gnathostoma spinigerum 128.1
      • Oesophagostomum (apiostomum) 127.7
      • Physaloptera 127.4
      • specified type NEC 127.7
      • Strongyloides stercoralis 127.2
      • Ternidens diminutus 127.7
      • Trichinella spiralis 124
      • Trichostrongylus 127.6
      • Trichuris (trichiuria) 127.3
    • Oxyuris vermicularis 127.4
    • pinworm 127.4
    • threadworm 127.4
  • Oxyuriasis 127.4
  • Oxyuris vermicularis (infestation) 127.4
  • Pinworms (disease) (infection) (infestation) 127.4
  • Seatworm 127.4
  • Threadworm (infection) (infestation) 127.4
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