ICD-10 Code B46.1

Rhinocerebral mucormycosis

Version 2019 Billable Code
ICD-10: B46.1
Short Description:Rhinocerebral mucormycosis
Long Description:Rhinocerebral mucormycosis

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 B46.1 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of rhinocerebral mucormycosis. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification

Information for Medical Professionals

Convert B46.1 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 117.7 - Zygomycosis (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Rhinocerebral mucormycosis

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 B46.1 are found in the index:


Information for Patients


Brain Diseases

The brain is the control center of the body. It controls thoughts, memory, speech, and movement. It regulates the function of many organs. When the brain is healthy, it works quickly and automatically. However, when problems occur, the results can be devastating.

Inflammation in the brain can lead to problems such as vision loss, weakness and paralysis. Loss of brain cells, which happens if you suffer a stroke, can affect your ability to think clearly. Brain tumors can also press on nerves and affect brain function. Some brain diseases are genetic. And we do not know what causes some brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease.

The symptoms of brain diseases vary widely depending on the specific problem. In some cases, damage is permanent. In other cases, treatments such as surgery, medicines, or physical therapy can correct the source of the problem or improve symptoms.

  • Basal ganglia dysfunction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Brain abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Brain surgery (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Central pontine myelinolysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) collection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • EEG (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hepatic encephalopathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pseudotumor cerebri (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • 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.