ICD-10-CM Code B42


Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

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 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Short Description:Sporotrichosis
Long Description:Sporotrichosis

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 - ... unspecified

Clinical Information

  • 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.

Code Classification

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

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  • Tinea versicolor (Medical Encyclopedia)

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