ICD-10-CM Code B48.8

Other specified mycoses

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

B48.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified mycoses. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code B48.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like adiaspiromycosis, adiaspiromycosis due to emmonsia crescens, adiaspiromycosis due to emmonsia parva, dactylariosis, deep mycosis, disseminated hyalohyphomycosis, etc

Short Description:Other specified mycoses
Long Description:Other specified mycoses

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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code B48.8:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion 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.
  • Adiaspiromycosis
  • Infection of tissue and organs by Alternaria
  • Infection of tissue and organs by Drechslera
  • Infection of tissue and organs by Fusarium
  • Infection of tissue and organs by saprophytic fungi NEC

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 B48.8 are found in the index:


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

  • Adiaspiromycosis
  • Adiaspiromycosis due to Emmonsia crescens
  • Adiaspiromycosis due to Emmonsia parva
  • Dactylariosis
  • Deep mycosis
  • Disseminated hyalohyphomycosis
  • Disseminated infection caused by Chrysosporium
  • Disseminated phaeohyphomycosis
  • Fungal keratitis
  • Fusarium estrogenism AND vulvovaginitis
  • Fusarium infection
  • Infection by Bipolaris hawaiiense
  • Infection by Fusarium sporotrichiella
  • Infection by Oomycetes
  • Infection by Paecilomyces variotii
  • Infection by Pythium
  • Infection by Scedosporium boydii
  • Infection caused by Chrysosporium
  • Infection caused by Malassezia
  • Infection caused by Pseudallescheria
  • Infection caused by Saprochaete
  • Infection caused by Saprochaete capitata
  • Infection caused by Scytalidium
  • Mossy foot disease
  • Mycetoma due to Fusarium
  • Mycotic keratitis due to Fusarium
  • Mycotic keratitis due to Fusarium oxysporum
  • Mycotic keratitis due to Fusarium solani
  • Neonatal sepsis caused by Malassezia
  • Opportunistic infectious disease
  • Opportunistic mycosis
  • Otomycosis externa due to Fusarium
  • Paecilomycosis
  • Phaeohyphomycosis
  • Rhodotorula glutinis or Rhodotorula mucilaginosa
  • Sepsis due to fungus
  • Trichosporonosis
  • Verrucous mycosis

Convert B48.8 to ICD-9

  • 117.8 - Dematiacious fungi inf (Approximate Flag)
  • 118 - Opportunistic mycoses (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Mycoses (B35-B49)
      • Other mycoses, not elsewhere classified (B48)

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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