ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B36.0

Pityriasis versicolor

Diagnosis Code B36.0

ICD-10: B36.0
Short Description: Pityriasis versicolor
Long Description: Pityriasis versicolor
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B36.0

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Mycoses (B35-B49)
      • Other superficial mycoses (B36)

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients

Fungal Infections

Also called: Mycoses

If you have ever had athlete's foot or a yeast infection, you can blame a fungus. A fungus is a primitive organism. Mushrooms, mold and mildew are examples. Fungi live in air, in soil, on plants and in water. Some live in the human body. Only about half of all types of fungi are harmful.

Some fungi reproduce through tiny spores in the air. You can inhale the spores or they can land on you. As a result, fungal infections often start in the lungs or on the skin. You are more likely to get a fungal infection if you have a weakened immune system or take antibiotics.

Fungi can be difficult to kill. For skin and nail infections, you can apply medicine directly to the infected area. Oral antifungal medicines are also available for serious infections.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Blastomycosis
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Fungal nail infection
  • Mucormycosis
  • Sputum fungal smear
  • Tinea versicolor

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Skin Infections

Your skin helps protect you from germs, but sometimes it can get infected by them. Some common types of skin infections are

  • Bacterial: Cellulitis and impetigo. Staphylococcal infections can also affect the skin.
  • Viral: Shingles, warts, and herpes simplex
  • Fungal: Athlete's foot and yeast infections
  • Parasitic: Body lice, head lice, and scabies

Treatment of skin infections depends on the cause.

  • Blastomycosis
  • Boils
  • Candida infection of the skin
  • Carbuncle
  • Donovanosis (granuloma inguinale)
  • Ecthyma
  • Erysipelas
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infection

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