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ICD-10 code: B67.8

Chapter: Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

Echinococcosis, unspecified, of liver

Echinococcosis, unspecified, of liver is a parasitic infection that affects the liver. It is caused by a tapeworm called Echinococcus granulosus. The tapeworm eggs are ingested through contaminated food or water, and they hatch in the small intestine. From there, they travel to the liver and form cysts.

The symptoms of echinococcosis of the liver can vary depending on the size and location of the cysts. Some people may not show any symptoms at all, while others may experience abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and jaundice. In rare cases, the cysts can rupture, leading to severe complications such as anaphylactic shock and peritonitis.

Treatment for Echinococcosis of the liver

The treatment for echinococcosis of the liver typically involves surgery to remove the cysts. In some cases, medication may be used to shrink the cysts before surgery. After the cysts are removed, the patient may need to take medication to prevent a recurrence of the infection.

Prevention of Echinococcosis of the liver

Preventing echinococcosis of the liver involves taking steps to avoid ingesting tapeworm eggs. This can be done by washing hands with soap and water before eating, avoiding contaminated water sources, and cooking meat thoroughly before eating. It is also important to deworm pets regularly and to dispose of their feces properly.


Echinococcosis of the liver is a serious infection that can cause severe complications if left untreated. If you suspect that you may have echinococcosis of the liver, it is important to seek medical attention right away. With proper treatment and prevention measures, this infection can be successfully managed and prevented.

  1. Wash hands with soap and water before eating
  2. Avoid contaminated water sources
  3. Cook meat thoroughly before eating
  4. Deworm pets regularly and dispose of their feces properly

Diagnosis Codes for Echinococcosis, unspecified, of liver | B67.8