ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B95.8

Unsp staphylococcus as the cause of diseases classd elswhr

Diagnosis Code B95.8

ICD-10: B95.8
Short Description: Unsp staphylococcus as the cause of diseases classd elswhr
Long Description: Unspecified staphylococcus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B95.8

Valid for Submission
The code B95.8 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 B95.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


Convert to ICD-9
  • 041.10 - Staphylococcus unspcfied (Approximate Flag)

  • Acute bacterial pericarditis
  • Acute bacterial pharyngitis
  • Acute bacterial tonsillitis
  • Acute staphylococcal pericarditis
  • Acute staphylococcal pharyngitis
  • Acute staphylococcal tonsillitis
  • Angular cheilitis
  • Angular cheilitis due to bacterial infection
  • Bacterial pleurisy with effusion
  • Bilateral blepharitis
  • Blepharitis of bilateral eyelids caused by staphylococcus
  • Blepharitis of left eyelid caused by staphylococcus
  • Blepharitis of right eyelid caused by staphylococcus
  • Blistering eruption
  • Bockhart impetigo
  • Botryomycosis
  • Bullous staphylococcal impetigo
  • Cutaneous botryomycosis
  • Disorder of neonatal umbilicus
  • Funisitis
  • Gram-positive septic shock
  • Hypersensitivity keratopathy of bilateral eyes caused by staphylococcus
  • Impetigo bullosa
  • Infection of lacrimal drainage system
  • Intertrigo
  • Neonatal bacterial conjunctivitis
  • Neonatal bacterial dacryocystitis
  • Neonatal dacryocystitis
  • Neonatal dacryocystitis due to staphylococcus
  • Neonatal dacryocystitis or conjunctivitis due to staphylococcus
  • Neonatal skin infection
  • Neonatal staphylococcal infection of skin
  • Non-bullous impetigo
  • Omphalitis
  • Omphalitis of the newborn
  • Periporitis
  • Pleurisy with effusion
  • Scalp folliculitis
  • Septic myocarditis - staphylococcal
  • Staphylococcal angular cheilitis
  • Staphylococcal blepharitis
  • Staphylococcal botryomycosis
  • Staphylococcal endocarditis
  • Staphylococcal eye infection
  • Staphylococcal fissure of lower lip
  • Staphylococcal folliculitis of scalp
  • Staphylococcal granuloma
  • Staphylococcal infection of skin
  • Staphylococcal intertrigo
  • Staphylococcal mastitis
  • Staphylococcal meningitis
  • Staphylococcal non-bullous impetigo
  • Staphylococcal omphalitis
  • Staphylococcal ophthalmia neonatorum
  • Staphylococcal pharyngitis
  • Staphylococcal pleurisy
  • Staphylococcal pleurisy with effusion
  • Staphylococcal scarlatina
  • Staphylococcal tonsillitis
  • Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome
  • Staphylococcal toxin-mediated reaction of skin
  • Superficial folliculitis caused by bacterium
  • Toxic shock syndrome

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code B95.8 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Staphylococcal Infections

Also called: Staph

Staph is short for Staphylococcus, a type of bacteria. There are over 30 types, but Staphylococcus aureus causes most staph infections (pronounced "staff infections"), including

  • Skin infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Food poisoning
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Blood poisoning (bacteremia)

Skin infections are the most common. They can look like pimples or boils. They may be red, swollen and painful, and sometimes have pus or other drainage. They can turn into impetigo, which turns into a crust on the skin, or cellulitis, a swollen, red area of skin that feels hot.

Anyone can get a staph skin infection. You are more likely to get one if you have a cut or scratch, or have contact with a person or surface that has staph bacteria. The best way to prevent staph is to keep hands and wounds clean. Most staph skin infections are easily treated with antibiotics or by draining the infection. Some staph bacteria such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) are resistant to certain antibiotics, making infections harder to treat.

  • Boils (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Carbuncle (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Scalded skin syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Staph infections -- self-care at home (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Toxic shock syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tracheitis (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.

Present on Admission
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