Diagnosis Code


Code Information

Diagnosis Code: B56.0

Short Description: Gambiense trypanosomiasis

Long Description: Gambiense trypanosomiasis

The code B56.0 is VALID for claim submission

Code Classification:

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Protozoal diseases (B50-B64)
      • African trypanosomiasis (B56)
        • B56.0 Gambiense trypanosomiasis

Code Version: 2018 ICD-10-CM


  • African trypanosomiasis
  • Infection caused by Trypanosoma gambiense

Diagnostic Related Group(s)

The code B56.0 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 B56.0 has the following ICD-10-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Inclusion Terms:
    • Infection due to Trypanosoma brucei gambiense
    • West African sleeping sickness

Crosswalk Information

ICD-10 Code ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
B56.0 Right Arrow 086.3 Gambian trypanosomiasis
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
B56 African trypanosomiasis
B56.1 Rhodesiense trypanosomiasis
B56.9 African trypanosomiasis, unspecified

This page was last updated on: 1/1/2018