Diagnosis Code 117.8
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- B48.8 - Other specified mycoses (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 117.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Dreschlera (infection) 118
- hawaiiensis 117.8
- Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
- bantianum 117.8
- trichoides 117.8
- Dreschlera 118
- hawaiiensis 117.8
- fungus NEC NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable"
This abbreviation in the index represents “other specified” when a specific code is not available for a condition the index directs the coder to the “other specified” code in the tabular. 117.9
- gougerotii 117.8
- jeanselmei 117.8
- Phaehyphomycosis 117.8
Information for Patients
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
- Fungal nail infection
- Sputum fungal smear
- Tinea versicolor