ICD-10-CM Code B36.8

Other specified superficial mycoses

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

B36.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified superficial mycoses. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code B36.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like botryomycosis, cutaneous basidiobolomycosis, cutaneous botryomycosis, cutaneous hyalohyphomycosis, disseminated cutaneous mycosis due to fusarium, disseminated cutaneous mycosis due to penicillium, etc

Short Description:Other specified superficial mycoses
Long Description:Other specified superficial mycoses

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 B36.8 are found in the index:


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

  • Botryomycosis
  • Cutaneous basidiobolomycosis
  • Cutaneous botryomycosis
  • Cutaneous hyalohyphomycosis
  • Disseminated cutaneous mycosis due to Fusarium
  • Disseminated cutaneous mycosis due to Penicillium
  • Fusarium infection
  • Infection by Basidiobolus
  • Infection caused by Malassezia
  • Infection caused by Piedraia
  • Infection of skin caused by Neoscytalidium dimidiatum
  • Malassezia folliculitis
  • Phaeohyphomycosis
  • Phaeohyphomycosis of skin
  • Steroid-modified tinea infection
  • Steroid-modified tinea infection of groin
  • Superficial mycosis due to saprophytic mold
  • Tinea cruris

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code B36.8 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 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 09/30/2021.


Convert B36.8 to ICD-9

  • 111.8 - Dermatomycoses NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Mycoses (B35-B49)
      • Other superficial mycoses (B36)

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
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients

Fungal Infections

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

  • Blastomycosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cryptococcosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fungal nail infection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Mucormycosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Sputum fungal smear (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tinea versicolor (Medical Encyclopedia)

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