B42.8 - Other forms of sporotrichosis

Version 2023
ICD-10:B42.8
Short Description:Other forms of sporotrichosis
Long Description:Other forms of sporotrichosis
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:

B42.8 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other forms of sporotrichosis. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Clinical Information

Specific Coding for Other forms of sporotrichosis

Non-specific codes like B42.8 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for other forms of sporotrichosis:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B42.81 for Cerebral sporotrichosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B42.82 for Sporotrichosis arthritis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B42.89 for Other forms of sporotrichosis

Patient Education


Fungal Infections

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.


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