Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 136.21
Specific infection due to acanthamoeba
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 136.21 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 136.21 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: 136.21 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM B60.11 Meningoencephalitis due to Acanthamoeba (culbertsoni)
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acanthamoeba corneal ulcer
  • Acanthamoeba endophthalmitis
  • Acanthamoeba infection
  • Acanthamoebic endophthalmitis
  • Bilat conjunctivitis due to acanthamoeba
  • Bilateral conjunctivitis due to acanthamoeba
  • Corneal ulcer due to acanthamoeba
  • Disseminated acanthamoeba infection
  • Endophthalmitis due to acanthamoeba (disorder)
  • Granulomatous amebic encephalitis
  • Granulomatous amebic encephalitis due to acanthamoeba infection
  • Granulomatous amebic encephalitis from acanthamoeba
  • Infection by Acanthamoeba
  • Left conjunctivitis due to acanthamoeba
  • Right conjunctivitis due to acanthamoeba
Use Additional
  • Use additional code to identify manifestation, such as:
    keratitis (370.8)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 136.21:
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • acanthamoeba 136.21
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 136.21 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 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.