Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 132.9
Pediculosis, unspecified
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Pediculosis NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 132.9 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 132.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Infestation by Pediculus
  • Lice
Clinical Information
  • Parasitic attack or subsistence on the skin by members of the order phthiraptera, especially on humans by pediculus humanus of the family pediculidae. The hair of the head, eyelashes, and pubis is a frequent site of infestation. (from Dorland, 28th ed; stedman, 26th ed)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 132.9 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM B85.2 Pediculosis, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 132.9:
  • Infestation 134.9
    • lice (see also infestation, pediculus) 132.9
    • louse (see also Infestation, pediculus) 132.9
  • Lice (infestation) 132.9
    • body (pediculus corporis) 132.1
    • head (pediculus capitis) 132.0
    • pubic (pediculus pubis) 132.2
  • Pediculosis (infestation) 132.9
    • capitis (head louse) (any site) 132.0
    • corporis (body louse) (any site) 132.1
    • pubis (pubic louse) (any site) 132.2
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