ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B99.8

Other infectious disease

Diagnosis Code B99.8

ICD-10: B99.8
Short Description: Other infectious disease
Long Description: Other infectious disease
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B99.8


Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other infectious diseases (B99)
      • Other and unspecified infectious diseases (B99)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code B99.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH MCC 867
  • OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH CC 868
  • OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC 869

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Synonyms
  • Dermatosis caused by algae
  • Dust-borne infectious disease
  • Fomite transmitted infectious disease
  • Infection - non-suppurative
  • Infection - suppurative
  • Infection caused by algae
  • Infection caused by algae
  • Infection caused by algae
  • Infection caused by algae
  • Infection caused by algae
  • Infection caused by chordate
  • Infection caused by Prototheca segbwema
  • Infection caused by Prototheca wickerhamii
  • Infection caused by Prototheca zopfi
  • Infectious disease caused by plant
  • Infectious disease caused by plant
  • Infectious disease caused by plant
  • Infectious disease caused by plant
  • Infectious disease caused by plant
  • Mucopyocele
  • Protothecosis
  • Protothecosis
  • Protothecosis
  • Protothecosis
  • Protothecosis of skin

Information for Patients


Infectious Diseases

Also called: Communicable diseases

Infectious diseases kill more people worldwide than any other single cause. Infectious diseases are caused by germs. Germs are tiny living things that are found everywhere - in air, soil and water. You can get infected by touching, eating, drinking or breathing something that contains a germ. Germs can also spread through animal and insect bites, kissing and sexual contact. Vaccines, proper hand washing and medicines can help prevent infections.

There are four main kinds of germs:

  • Bacteria - one-celled germs that multiply quickly and may release chemicals which can make you sick
  • Viruses - capsules that contain genetic material, and use your own cells to multiply
  • Fungi - primitive plants, like mushrooms or mildew
  • Protozoa - one-celled animals that use other living things for food and a place to live

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


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