B50.8 OTHER SEVERE AND COMPLICATED PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM MALARIA

Code Information

Diagnosis Code: B50.8

Short Description: Other severe and complicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria

Long Description: Other severe and complicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria

Code Classification:

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Protozoal diseases (B50-B64)
      • Plasmodium falciparum malaria (B50)
        • B50.8 Other severe and complicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria

Code Version: 2017 ICD-10-CM

Diagnostic Related Group(s)

The code B50.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v34.0)
  • Other Infectious And Parasitic Diseases Diagnoses With Mcc (867)
  • Other Infectious And Parasitic Diseases Diagnoses With Cc (868)
  • Other Infectious And Parasitic Diseases Diagnoses Without Cc/mcc (869)

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code B50.8 has the following ICD-10-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Inclusion Terms:
    • Severe or complicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria NOS

Crosswalk Information

ICD-10 Code ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
B50.8 Right Arrow 084.8 Blackwater fever
084.9 Malaria complicated NEC
This ICD-10 to ICD-9 data is based on the 2015 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

No. ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
1 B50 Plasmodium falciparum malaria
2 B50.0 Plasmodium falciparum malaria with cerebral complications
3 B50.9 Plasmodium falciparum malaria, unspecified



This page was last updated on: 1/1/2017