ICD-10-CM Code B43.9

Chromomycosis, unspecified

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

B43.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of chromomycosis, unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code B43.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like cladosporiosis or phaeohyphomycosis.

ICD-10:B43.9
Short Description:Chromomycosis, unspecified
Long Description:Chromomycosis, unspecified

Index to Diseases and Injuries

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 the code B43.9 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Cladosporiosis
  • Phaeohyphomycosis

Clinical Information

  • CHROMOBLASTOMYCOSIS-. scaly papule or warty growth caused by five fungi that spreads as a result of satellite lesions affecting the foot or leg. the extremity may become swollen and at its distal portion covered with various nodular tumorous verrucous lesions that resemble cauliflower. in rare instances the disease may begin on the hand or wrist and involve the entire upper extremity. arnold odom and james andrew's diseases of the skin 8th ed p362

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code B43.9 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

  • 867 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 868 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 869 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert B43.9 to ICD-9

  • 117.2 - Chromoblastomycosis (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Mycoses (B35-B49)
      • Chromomycosis and pheomycotic abscess (B43)

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

Information for Patients


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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