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Current RMA Instruments:
|Reasonable Hypothesis SOP||86 of 2010|
|Balance of Probabilities SOP||87 of 2010|
Changes from Previous Instruments:
- ICD-9-CM Codes: 120
- ICD-10-AM Codes: B65
Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by flukes (flatworms) of the genus Schistosoma. It is a common chronic disease particularly in Asia, Africa and South America. It is often subclinical or only mildly symptomatic.
Is specific diagnostic evidence required to apply the SOP? – No.
Diagnosis is usually established by microscopic identification of eggs in stool or urine.
Are there sub-factors that require specific information? – No.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
- Katayama’s fever
If, after applying the above information, you are unable to confirm the diagnosis, you should then:
- seek medical officer advice about further investigation, or;
- generate a diagnostic report, or;
- re-encode the condition, if appropriate.
The following may be useful in establishing the diagnosis:
- Report from treating doctor