B69.9: Cysticercosis, unspecified

The larvae of the pork tapeworm have spread in your body.

If a person has a pork tapeworm in their bowel, they will then excrete the tapeworm eggs. If someone ingests the pork tapeworm eggs, larvae will grow from those eggs. The larvae can spread to many parts of the body.

Pork tapeworms are found all over the world. They are most common in Africa. Infection can usually be prevented by taking certain measures. These include washing one’s hands before cooking and eating.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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