ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B95.5

Unsp streptococcus as the cause of diseases classd elswhr

Diagnosis Code B95.5

ICD-10: B95.5
Short Description: Unsp streptococcus as the cause of diseases classd elswhr
Long Description: Unspecified streptococcus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B95.5

Valid for Submission
The code B95.5 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Bacterial and viral infectious agents (B95-B97)
      • Strep as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere (B95)
Version 2019 Billable Code Unacceptable Principal Diagnosis

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Unacceptable principal diagnosis - There are selected codes that describe a circumstance which influences an individual’s health status but not a current illness or injury, or codes that are not specific manifestations but may be due to an underlying cause. These codes are considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code B95.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


Convert to ICD-9
  • 041.00 - Streptococcus unspecf (Approximate Flag)

  • Acute bacterial pericarditis
  • Acute streptococcal pericarditis
  • Anogenital streptococcal cellulitis of infancy and childhood
  • Arthropathy associated with bacterial disease
  • Bacterial pleurisy with effusion
  • Cellulitis of external ear
  • Cellulitis of pinna
  • Cutaneous streptococcal ulcer
  • Dermatitis of external ear
  • Disorder of neonatal umbilicus
  • Erythema nodosum due to bacterial infection
  • Erythema nodosum due to streptococcal infection
  • Food poisoning due to streptococcus
  • Funisitis
  • Gingival disease caused by Streptococcus
  • Gingival disease due to bacteria
  • Gram-positive septic shock
  • Infantile streptococcal infection
  • Infantile streptococcal infection
  • Intertrigo
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Necrotizing fasciitis caused by microorganism
  • Neonatal streptococcal infection
  • Neonatal streptococcal infection
  • Non-bullous impetigo
  • Omphalitis
  • Omphalitis of the newborn
  • Oral mucosal bacterial disease
  • Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infection
  • Perianal streptococcal infection of newborn
  • Pleurisy with effusion
  • Post-bacterial arthropathy
  • Post-streptococcal reactive arthritis
  • Septic myocarditis - streptococcal
  • Streptococcal cellulitis
  • Streptococcal cellulitis
  • Streptococcal cellulitis of external ear
  • Streptococcal cervicitis
  • Streptococcal impetigo
  • Streptococcal infection of mouth
  • Streptococcal infection of skin
  • Streptococcal intertrigo
  • Streptococcal mastitis
  • Streptococcal meningitis
  • Streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis
  • Streptococcal omphalitis
  • Streptococcal pleurisy
  • Streptococcal pleurisy with effusion
  • Streptococcal skin disorder
  • Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome
  • Streptococcal vulvovaginitis
  • Streptococcus infection of the central nervous system
  • Toxic shock syndrome

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code B95.5 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Streptococcal Infections

Also called: Strep

Strep is short for Streptococcus, a type of bacteria. There are two types: group A and group B.

Group A strep causes

  • Strep throat - a sore, red throat. Your tonsils may be swollen and have white spots on them.
  • Scarlet fever - an illness that follows strep throat. It causes a red rash on the body.
  • Impetigo - a skin infection
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease)

Group B strep can cause blood infections, pneumonia and meningitis in newborns. A screening test during pregnancy can tell if you have it. If you do, I.V. antibiotics during labor can save your baby's life. Adults can also get group B strep infections, especially if they are elderly or already have health problems. Strep B can cause urinary tract infections, blood infections, skin infections and pneumonia in adults.

Antibiotics are used to treat strep infections.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Ecthyma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Erysipelas (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Group B streptococcal septicemia of the newborn (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Group B streptococcus - pregnancy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Perianal streptococcal cellulitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rheumatic fever (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Scarlet fever (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Strep throat (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Streptococcal screen (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Throat swab culture (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Toxic shock syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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  • 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.

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