B36.3 - Black piedra

Version 2023
ICD-10:B36.3
Short Description:Black piedra
Long Description:Black piedra
Status: Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Mycoses (B35-B49)
      • Other superficial mycoses (B36)

B36.3 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of black piedra. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Approximate Synonyms

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

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
B36.3111.3 - Black piedra

Patient Education


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