2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B37.5
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Candidal meningitis
- Central nervous system candidiasis
- Fungal meningitis
|CCSR Category Code
|Inpatient Default CCSR
|Outpatient Default CCSR
|N - Not default inpatient assignment for principal diagnosis or first-listed diagnosis.
|N - Not default outpatient assignment for principal diagnosis or first-listed diagnosis.
|Y - Yes, default inpatient assignment for principal diagnosis or first-listed diagnosis.
|Y - Yes, default outpatient assignment for principal diagnosis or first-listed diagnosis.
Candidiasisinfection with a fungus of the genus candida. it is usually a superficial infection of the moist areas of the body and is generally caused by candida albicans. (dorland, 27th ed)
Candidiasis, Chronic Mucocutaneousa clinical syndrome characterized by development, usually in infancy or childhood, of a chronic, often widespread candidiasis of skin, nails, and mucous membranes. it may be secondary to one of the immunodeficiency syndromes, inherited as an autosomal recessive trait, or associated with defects in cell-mediated immunity, endocrine disorders, dental stomatitis, or malignancy.
Candidiasis, Cutaneouscandidiasis of the skin manifested as eczema-like lesions of the interdigital spaces, perleche, or chronic paronychia. (dorland, 27th ed)
Candidiasis, Invasivean important nosocomial fungal infection with species of the genus candida, most frequently candida albicans. invasive candidiasis occurs when candidiasis goes beyond a superficial infection and manifests as candidemia, deep tissue infection, or disseminated disease with deep organ involvement.
Candidiasis, Oralinfection of the mucous membranes of the mouth by a fungus of the genus candida. (dorland, 27th ed)
Candidiasis, Vulvovaginalinfection of the vulva and vagina with a fungus of the genus candida.
Candidaa genus of yeast-like mitosporic saccharomycetales fungi characterized by producing yeast cells, mycelia, pseudomycelia, and blastophores. it is commonly part of the normal flora of the skin, mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina, but can cause a variety of infections, including candidiasis; onychomycosis; vulvovaginal candidiasis; and candidiasis, oral (thrush).
Index to Diseases and Injuries References
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Meningitis is inflammation of the thin tissue that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, called the meninges. There are several types of meningitis. The most common is viral meningitis. You get it when a virus enters the body through the nose or mouth and travels to the brain. Bacterial meningitis is rare, but can be deadly. It usually starts with bacteria that cause a cold-like infection. It can cause stroke, hearing loss, and brain damage. It can also harm other organs. Pneumococcal infections and meningococcal infections are the most common causes of bacterial meningitis.
Anyone can get meningitis, but it is more common in people with weak immune systems. Meningitis can get serious very quickly. You should get medical care right away if you have:
- A sudden high fever
- A severe headache
- A stiff neck
- Nausea or vomiting
Early treatment can help prevent serious problems, including death. Tests to diagnose meningitis include blood tests, imaging tests, and a spinal tap to test cerebrospinal fluid. Antibiotics can treat bacterial meningitis. Antiviral medicines may help some types of viral meningitis. Other medicines can help treat symptoms.
There are vaccines to prevent some of the bacterial infections that cause meningitis.
NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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Candida is the scientific name for yeast. It is a fungus that lives almost everywhere, including in your body. Usually, your immune system keeps yeast under control. If you are sick or taking antibiotics, it can multiply and cause an infection.
Yeast infections affect different parts of the body in different ways:
- Thrush is a yeast infection that causes white patches in your mouth
- Candida esophagitis is thrush that spreads to your esophagus, the tube that takes food from your mouth to your stomach. It can make it hard or painful to swallow.
- Women can get vaginal yeast infections, causing vaginitis
- Yeast infections of the skin cause itching and rashes
- Yeast infections in your bloodstream can be life-threatening
Antifungal medicines get rid of yeast infections in most people. If you have a weak immune system, treatment might be more difficult.
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- FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
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- FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
- FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
- FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.
 Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.