ICD-10 Code B42

Sporotrichosis

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code
ICD-10: B42
Short Description:Sporotrichosis
Long Description:Sporotrichosis

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10 B42 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of sporotrichosis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • B42.0 - Pulmonary sporotrichosis
  • B42.1 - Lymphocutaneous sporotrichosis
  • B42.7 - Disseminated sporotrichosis
  • B42.8 - Other forms of sporotrichosis
  • B42.81 - Cerebral sporotrichosis
  • B42.82 - Sporotrichosis arthritis
  • B42.89 - Other forms of sporotrichosis
  • B42.9 - Sporotrichosis, unspecified

Code Classification

Information for Medical Professionals

Clinical Information

Notes:

  • Sporotrichosis: The commonest and least serious of the deep mycoses, characterized by nodular lesions of the cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues. It is caused by inhalation of contaminated dust or by infection of a wound with SPOROTHRIX.

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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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.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • 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.