Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 136.5
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 136.5 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 136.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Infection of the striated muscle of mammals by parasites of the genus sarcocystis. Disease symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, muscle weakness, and paralysis are produced by sarcocystin, a toxin produced by the organism
Applies To
  • Infection by Sarcocystis lindemanni
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 136.5 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM A07.8 Other specified protozoal intestinal diseases
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 136.5:
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • Sarcocystis, lindemanni 136.5
  • Sarcosporidiosis 136.5
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 136.5 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.