B37.9 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of candidiasis, unspecified. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like B37.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Candida albicans or Candida dubliniensis
- Candida inconspicua or Candida norvegensis
- Chronic acquired mucocutaneous candidiasis
- Chronic diffuse mucocutaneous candidiasis
- Chronic localized mucocutaneous candidiasis
- Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis
- Familial chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis
- Familial chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis - dominant type
- Familial chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis - late onset type
- Familial chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis - recessive type
- Infection by Candida albicans
- Infection caused by Candida auris
- Localized candidiasis
- Candidiasis-. infection 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 Mucocutaneous-. a 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, Cutaneous-. candidiasis of the skin manifested as eczema-like lesions of the interdigital spaces, perleche, or chronic paronychia. (dorland, 27th ed)
- Candidiasis, Invasive-. an 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, Oral-. infection of the mucous membranes of the mouth by a fungus of the genus candida. (dorland, 27th ed)
- Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal-. infection of the vulva and vagina with a fungus of the genus candida.
- Candida-. a 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).
- Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis-. mucocutaneous candidiasis that is persistent or long-standing in nature.
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- Thrush NOS
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:
- - Candidiasis, candidal - B37.9
- - Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) - B99.9
- - Moniliasis - See Also: Candidiasis; - B37.9
- - Saccharomyces infection - B37.9
- - Yeast infection - See Also: Candidiasis; - B37.9
Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|B37.9||112.9 - Candidiasis site NOS|
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 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
- FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
- FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
- FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
- FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
- 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 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)