Diagnosis Code


Code Information

Diagnosis Code: A06.0

Short Description: Acute amebic dysentery

Long Description: Acute amebic dysentery

The code A06.0 is VALID for claim submission

Code Classification:

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Intestinal infectious diseases (A00-A09)
      • Amebiasis (A06)
        • A06.0 Acute amebic dysentery

Code Version: 2020 ICD-10-CM


  • Acute amebiasis
  • Acute amebic dysentery
  • Acute amebic dysentery without abscess
  • Amebic colitis
  • Amebic dysentery
  • Colitis caused by protozoan
  • Dysenteric diarrhea
  • Enteritis caused by Entamoeba histolytica
  • Enteritis caused by protozoan
  • Fulminant amebic colitis
  • Infection of intestine caused by Entamoeba histolytica
  • Parasitic infection causing colitis
  • Parasitic infection causing inflammation of small intestine

Diagnostic Related Group(s)

The code A06.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0)
  • Major Gastrointestinal Disorders And Peritoneal Infections With Mcc (371)
  • Major Gastrointestinal Disorders And Peritoneal Infections With Cc (372)
  • Major Gastrointestinal Disorders And Peritoneal Infections Without Cc/mcc (373)

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code A06.0 has the following ICD-10-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Inclusion Terms:
    • Acute amebiasis
    • Intestinal amebiasis NOS

Crosswalk Information

ICD-10 Code ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
A06.0 Right Arrow 006.0 Ac amebiasis w/o abscess
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
A06 Amebiasis
A06.1 Chronic intestinal amebiasis
A06.2 Amebic nondysenteric colitis
A06.3 Ameboma of intestine
A06.4 Amebic liver abscess
A06.5 Amebic lung abscess
A06.6 Amebic brain abscess
A06.7 Cutaneous amebiasis
A06.8 Amebic infection of other sites
A06.81 Amebic cystitis
A06.82 Other amebic genitourinary infections
A06.89 Other amebic infections
A06.9 Amebiasis, unspecified

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