ICD-10-CM Code B35

Dermatophytosis

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

B35 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of dermatophytosis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:B35
Short Description:Dermatophytosis
Long Description:Dermatophytosis

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code B35:

Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • favus
  • infections due to species of Epidermophyton, Micro-sporum and Trichophyton
  • tinea, any type except those in B36

Clinical Information

  • TINEA-. fungal infection of keratinized tissues such as hair skin and nails. the main causative fungi include microsporum; trichophyton; and epidermophyton.

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Fungal Infections

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.


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