Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 120.9
Schistosomiasis, unspecified
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 120.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 120.9 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 120.9 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM B65.9 Schistosomiasis, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Infection by Schistosoma
  • Schistosomiasis
Clinical Information
  • A parasitic infection caused by flukes of the genus schistosoma. Signs and symptoms include fever, abdominal pain, eosinophilia and hepatosplenomegaly. If left untreated it may eventually cause liver damage leading to cirrhosis, bladder cancer and kidney failure
  • Infection with flukes (trematodes) of the genus schistosoma. Three species produce the most frequent clinical diseases: schistosoma haematobium (endemic in africa and the middle east), schistosoma mansoni (in egypt, northern and southern africa, some west indies islands, northern 2/3 of south america), and schistosoma japonicum (in japan, china, the philippines, celebes, thailand, laos). S. Mansoni is often seen in puerto ricans living in the United States
  • Parasitic disease of tropical and subtropical countries; characterized initially by fever, chills, and abdominal and lower back pain; untreated patients may develop jaundice, liver cirrhosis, bladder tumors, and kidney failure
Applies To
  • Blood flukes NOS
  • Hemic distomiasis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 120.9:
  • Bilharziasis (see also Schistosomiasis) 120.9
    • lipemia 120.9
    • piarhemia 120.9
  • Blood
    • flukes NEC (see also Infestation, Schistosoma) 120.9
  • Distomiasis 121.9
    • hemic 120.9
  • Fibrosis, fibrotic
    • spleen 289.59
      • bilharzial (see also Schistosomiasis) 120.9
    • uterus (nonneoplastic) 621.8
      • bilharzial (see also Schistosomiasis) 120.9
      • neoplastic (see also Leiomyoma, uterus) 218.9
  • Flukes NEC (see also Infestation, fluke) 121.9
    • blood NEC (see also Infestation, Schistosoma) 120.9
  • Granuloma NEC 686.1
    • Schistosoma 120.9
  • Infestation 134.9
  • Piarhemia, piarrhemia (see also Hyperlipemia) 272.4
    • bilharziasis 120.9
  • Schistosomiasis 120.9
    • genitourinary tract 120.0
    • Manson's (intestinal) 120.1
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