Diagnosis Code


Code Information

Diagnosis Code: B88.3

Short Description: External hirudiniasis

Long Description: External hirudiniasis

The code B88.3 is VALID for claim submission

Code Classification:

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Pediculosis, acariasis and other infestations (B85-B89)
      • Other infestations (B88)
        • B88.3 External hirudiniasis

Code Version: 2020 ICD-10-CM


  • Disease due to Annelida
  • External hirudiniasis
  • Infestation by Hirudo medicinalis
  • Leech infestation

Diagnostic Related Group(s)

The code B88.3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0)
  • Minor Skin Disorders With Mcc (606)
  • Minor Skin Disorders Without Mcc (607)

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code B88.3 has the following ICD-10-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Inclusion Terms:
    • Leech infestation NOS
  • Type 2 Excludes Notes:
    • internal hirudiniasis (B83.4)

Crosswalk Information

ICD-10 Code ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
B88.3 Right Arrow 134.2 Hirudiniasis

This ICD-10 to ICD-9 data is based on the 2018 General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) files published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for informational purposes only. The data is not an ICD-10 conversion tool and doesn’t guarantee clinical accuracy.

Similar Codes

ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
B88 Other infestations
B88.0 Other acariasis
B88.1 Tungiasis [sandflea infestation]
B88.2 Other arthropod infestations
B88.8 Other specified infestations
B88.9 Infestation, unspecified

This page was last updated on: 10/1/2019