ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B37.7

Candidal sepsis

Diagnosis Code B37.7

ICD-10: B37.7
Short Description: Candidal sepsis
Long Description: Candidal sepsis
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B37.7

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Mycoses (B35-B49)
      • Candidiasis (B37)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code B37.7 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Acute disseminated candidiasis
  • Candidemia
  • Candidemia
  • Candidemia associated with intravascular line
  • Candidiasis of skin
  • Candidiasis of skin
  • Chronic disseminated candidiasis
  • Complication of intravascular line
  • Disseminated candidiasis
  • Disseminated candidiasis
  • Disseminated candidiasis
  • Disseminated candidiasis associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Disseminated cutaneous candidosis
  • Fungemia
  • Fungemia
  • Infection of bloodstream
  • Infection of bloodstream
  • Neonatal candidiasis
  • Neonatal systemic candidosis
  • Sepsis caused by Candida
  • Sepsis caused by Candida
  • Sepsis caused by fungus
  • Sepsis caused by fungus
  • Systemic candidosis with skin involvement

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code B37.7 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Sepsis is a serious illness. It happens when your body has an overwhelming immune response to a bacterial infection. The chemicals released into the blood to fight the infection trigger widespread inflammation. This leads to blood clots and leaky blood vessels. They cause poor blood flow, which deprives your body's organs of nutrients and oxygen. In severe cases, one or more organs fail. In the worst cases, blood pressure drops and the heart weakens, leading to septic shock.

Anyone can get sepsis, but the risk is higher in

  • People with weakened immune systems
  • Infants and children
  • The elderly
  • People with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, AIDS, cancer, and kidney or liver disease
  • People suffering from a severe burn or physical trauma

Common symptoms of sepsis are fever, chills, rapid breathing and heart rate, rash, confusion, and disorientation. Doctors diagnose sepsis using a blood test to see if the number of white blood cells is abnormal. They also do lab tests that check for signs of infection.

People with sepsis are usually treated in hospital intensive care units. Doctors try to treat the infection, sustain the vital organs, and prevent a drop in blood pressure. Many patients receive oxygen and intravenous (IV) fluids. Other types of treatment, such as respirators or kidney dialysis, may be necessary. Sometimes, surgery is needed to clear up an infection.

NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

  • Blood culture
  • Group B streptococcal septicemia of the newborn
  • Neonatal sepsis
  • Sepsis
  • Septic shock
  • Septicemia
  • Toxic shock syndrome

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Yeast Infections

Also called: Candidiasis, Moniliasis

Candida is the scientific name for yeast. It is a fungus that lives almost everywhere, including in your body. Usually, your immune system keeps yeast under control. If you are sick or taking antibiotics, it can multiply and cause an infection.

Yeast infections affect different parts of the body in different ways:

  • Thrush is a yeast infection that causes white patches in your mouth
  • Candida esophagitis is thrush that spreads to your esophagus, the tube that takes food from your mouth to your stomach. It can make it hard or painful to swallow.
  • Women can get vaginal yeast infections, causing itchiness, pain and discharge
  • Yeast infections of the skin cause itching and rashes
  • Yeast infections in your bloodstream can be life-threatening

Antifungal medicines get rid of yeast infections in most people. If you have a weak immune system, treatment might be more difficult.

  • Candida infection of the skin
  • Thrush
  • Vaginal yeast infection

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