ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B38.81

Prostatic coccidioidomycosis

Diagnosis Code B38.81

ICD-10: B38.81
Short Description: Prostatic coccidioidomycosis
Long Description: Prostatic coccidioidomycosis
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B38.81

Valid for Submission
The code B38.81 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
Version 2019 Billable Code Diagnoses For Males Only

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Diagnoses for males only - Diagnoses for males only.

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code B38.81 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

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

Convert to ICD-9
  • 114.1 - Prim cutan coccidioid (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms
  • Prostatic coccidioidomycosis

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code B38.81 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Valley Fever

Also called: Coccidioidomycosis

Valley Fever is a disease caused by a fungus (or mold) called Coccidioides. The fungi live in the soil of dry areas like the southwestern U.S. You get it from inhaling the spores of the fungus. The infection cannot spread from person to person.

Anyone can get Valley Fever. But it's most common among older adults, especially those 60 and older. People who have recently moved to an area where it occurs are at highest risk for infection. Other people at higher risk include

  • Workers in jobs that expose them to soil dust. These include construction workers, agricultural workers, and military forces doing field training.
  • African Americans and Asians
  • Women in their third trimester of pregnancy
  • People with weak immune systems

Valley Fever is often mild, with no symptoms. If you have symptoms, they may include a flu-like illness, with fever, cough, headache, rash, and muscle aches. Most people get better within several weeks or months. A small number of people may develop a chronic lung or widespread infection.

Valley Fever is diagnosed by testing your blood, other body fluids, or tissues. Many people with the acute infection get better without treatment. In some cases, doctors may prescribe antifungal drugs for acute infections. Severe infections require antifungal drugs.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Coccidioides complement fixation (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Coccidioides precipitin (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Coccidioidomycosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • CSF coccidioides complement fixation (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
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  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Present on Admission
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