Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 132.2
Phthirus pubis [pubic louse]
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Phthirus pubis.
  • ICD-9-CM 132.2 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 132.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Infestation by Phthirus pubis
  • Pubic lice
Applies To
  • Pediculus pubis
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 132.2 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM B85.3 Phthiriasis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 132.2:
  • Crabs, meaning pubic lice 132.2
  • Infestation 134.9
    • louse (see also Infestation, pediculus) 132.9
    • pediculus 132.9
      • capitis (humanus) (any site) 132.0
      • corporis (humanus) (any site) 132.1
      • eyelid 132.0 [373.6]
      • mixed (classifiable to more than one category in 132.0-132.2) 132.3
      • pubis (any site) 132.2
    • phthirus (pubis) (any site) 132.2
    • pubic louse 132.2
  • Lice (infestation) 132.9
    • crab 132.2
    • pubic (pediculus pubis) 132.2
  • Pediculosis (infestation) 132.9
    • pubis (pubic louse) (any site) 132.2
    • vulvae 132.2
  • Phthiriasis (pubis) (any site) 132.2
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 132.2 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2014 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.