ICD-10-CM Code B35.0

Tinea barbae and tinea capitis

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

B35.0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of tinea barbae and tinea capitis. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code B35.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like fungal infection of hair, kerion due to microsporum, kerion due to trichophyton, tinea barbae, tinea barbae due to microsporum, tinea barbae due to microsporum canis, etc

ICD-10:B35.0
Short Description:Tinea barbae and tinea capitis
Long Description:Tinea barbae and tinea capitis

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 B35.0:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Beard ringworm
  • Kerion
  • Scalp ringworm
  • Sycosis, mycotic

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code B35.0 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Fungal infection of hair
  • Kerion due to Microsporum
  • Kerion due to Trichophyton
  • Tinea barbae
  • Tinea barbae due to Microsporum
  • Tinea barbae due to Microsporum canis
  • Tinea barbae due to Microsporum gypseum
  • Tinea barbae due to Trichophyton
  • Tinea barbae due to Trichophyton mentagrophytes
  • Tinea barbae due to Trichophyton verrucosum
  • Tinea barbae due to Trichophyton violaceum
  • Tinea capitis
  • Tinea capitis due to Microsporum
  • Tinea capitis due to Microsporum audouinii
  • Tinea capitis due to Microsporum canis
  • Tinea capitis due to Microsporum canis variant distortum
  • Tinea capitis due to Microsporum equinum
  • Tinea capitis due to Microsporum ferrugineum
  • Tinea capitis due to Microsporum gallinae
  • Tinea capitis due to Microsporum gypseum
  • Tinea capitis due to Microsporum nanum
  • Tinea capitis due to Nannizzia fulva
  • Tinea capitis due to Trichophyton
  • Tinea capitis due to Trichophyton erinacei
  • Tinea capitis due to Trichophyton gourvilii
  • Tinea capitis due to Trichophyton megninii
  • Tinea capitis due to Trichophyton mentagrophytes variant mentagrophytes
  • Tinea capitis due to Trichophyton quinckeanum
  • Tinea capitis due to Trichophyton rubrum
  • Tinea capitis due to Trichophyton soudanense
  • Tinea capitis due to Trichophyton tonsurans
  • Tinea capitis due to Trichophyton verrucosum
  • Tinea capitis due to Trichophyton violaceum
  • Tinea capitis due to Trichophyton yaoundei
  • Tinea due to Microsporum audouinii
  • Tinea due to Microsporum canis variant canis
  • Tinea due to Microsporum canis variant distortum
  • Tinea due to Microsporum equinum
  • Tinea due to Microsporum ferrugineum
  • Tinea due to Microsporum gypseum
  • Tinea due to Microsporum gypseum
  • Tinea due to Microsporum nanum
  • Tinea due to Nannizzia fulva
  • Tinea due to Trichophyton megninii
  • Tinea due to Trichophyton mentagrophytes variant erinacei
  • Tinea due to Trichophyton mentagrophytes variant mentagrophytes
  • Tinea due to Trichophyton mentagrophytes variant quinckeanum
  • Tinea due to Trichophyton rubrum
  • Tinea due to Trichophyton soudanense
  • Tinea due to Trichophyton tonsurans
  • Tinea due to Trichophyton verrucosum
  • Tinea due to Trichophyton verrucosum
  • Tinea due to Trichophyton violaceum
  • Tinea due to Trichophyton violaceum
  • Tinea due to Trichophyton yaoundei
  • Tinea favosa
  • Tinea kerion
  • Tinea kerion of beard

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code B35.0 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

  • 606 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 607 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC

Convert B35.0 to ICD-9

  • 110.0 - Dermatophyt scalp/beard

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


Dandruff, Cradle Cap, and Other Scalp Conditions

Your scalp is the skin on the top of your head. Unless you have hair loss, hair grows on your scalp. Different skin problems can affect your scalp.

Dandruff is a flaking of the skin. The flakes are yellow or white. Dandruff may make your scalp feel itchy. It usually starts after puberty, and is more common in men. Dandruff is usually a symptom of seborrheic dermatitis, or seborrhea. It is a skin condition that can also cause redness and irritation of the skin.

Most of the time, using a dandruff shampoo can help control your dandruff. If that does not work, contact your health care provider.

There is a type of seborrheic dermatitis that babies can get. It is called cradle cap. It usually lasts a few months, and then goes away on its own. Besides the scalp, it can sometimes affect other parts of the body, such as the eyelids, armpits, groin, and ears. Normally, washing your baby's hair every day with a mild shampoo and gently rubbing their scalp with your fingers or a soft brush can help. For severe cases, your health care provider may give you a prescription shampoo or cream to use.

Other problems that can affect the scalp include

  • Scalp ringworm, a fungal infection that causes itchy, red patches on your head. It can also leave bald spots. It usually affects children.
  • Scalp psoriasis, which causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. About half of the people with psoriasis have it on their scalp.

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Tinea Infections

Tinea is the name of a group of diseases caused by a fungus. Types of tinea include ringworm, athlete's foot and jock itch. These infections are usually not serious, but they can be uncomfortable. You can get them by touching an infected person, from damp surfaces such as shower floors, or even from a pet.

Symptoms depend on the affected area of the body:

  • Ringworm is a red skin rash that forms a ring around normal-looking skin. A worm doesn't cause it.
  • Scalp ringworm causes itchy, red patches on your head. It can leave bald spots. It usually affects children.
  • Athlete's foot causes itching, burning and cracked skin between your toes.
  • Jock itch causes an itchy, burning rash in your groin area.

Over-the-counter creams and powders will get rid of many tinea infections, particularly athlete's foot and jock itch. Other cases require prescription medicine.


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