Valid for Submission
B48.2 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of allescheriasis. The code B48.2 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code B48.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like allescheriosis, disseminated pseudallescheriosis, infection caused by pseudallescheria, mycetoma due to pseudallescheria boydii, subcutaneous mycosis , subcutaneous pseudallescheriosis, etc.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code B48.2:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Infection due to Pseudallescheria boydii
Type 1 ExcludesType 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- eumycetoma B47.0
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 B48.2 are found in the index:
- - Allescheriasis - B48.2
- - Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) - B99.9
- - Petrellidosis - B48.2
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Disseminated pseudallescheriosis
- Infection caused by Pseudallescheria
- Mycetoma due to Pseudallescheria boydii
- Subcutaneous mycosis
- Subcutaneous pseudallescheriosis
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Information for Patients
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