ICD-10-CM Code P37.5

Neonatal candidiasis

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

P37.5 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neonatal candidiasis. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code P37.5 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute oral pseudomembraneous candidiasis, candida albicans or candida dubliniensis, candida inconspicua or candida norvegensis, candidiasis, candidiasis of mouth co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection, candidiasis of nose, etc

Short Description:Neonatal candidiasis
Long Description:Neonatal candidiasis

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 P37.5 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:

  • Acute oral pseudomembraneous candidiasis
  • Candida albicans or Candida dubliniensis
  • Candida inconspicua or Candida norvegensis
  • Candidiasis
  • Candidiasis of mouth co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Candidiasis of nose
  • Candidiasis of tongue
  • Congenital candidiasis
  • Gastrointestinal candidiasis
  • Granulomatous hepatitis
  • Hepatic candidiasis
  • Infection by Candida albicans
  • Invasive candidiasis
  • Localized candidiasis
  • Neonatal candidiasis
  • Neonatal candidiasis of intestine
  • Neonatal candidiasis of lung
  • Neonatal candidiasis of perineum
  • Neonatal fungal infection of skin
  • Neonatal mucocutaneous infection caused by Candida
  • Neonatal oral candidiasis
  • Neonatal skin infection
  • Neonatal systemic candidiasis
  • Pseudomembranous thrush

Convert P37.5 to ICD-9

  • 771.7 - Neonatal candida infect

Code Classification

  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Infections specific to the perinatal period (P35-P39)
      • Other congenital infectious and parasitic diseases (P37)

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

Uncommon Infant and Newborn Problems

It can be scary when your baby is sick, especially when it is not an everyday problem like a cold or a fever. You may not know whether the problem is serious or how to treat it. If you have concerns about your baby's health, call your health care provider right away.

Learning information about your baby's condition can help ease your worry. Do not be afraid to ask questions about your baby's care. By working together with your health care provider, you make sure that your baby gets the best care possible.

[Learn More]

Yeast Infections

Candida is the scientific name for yeast. It is a fungus that lives almost everywhere, including in your body. Usually, your immune system keeps yeast under control. If you are sick or taking antibiotics, it can multiply and cause an infection.

Yeast infections affect different parts of the body in different ways:

  • Thrush is a yeast infection that causes white patches in your mouth
  • Candida esophagitis is thrush that spreads to your esophagus, the tube that takes food from your mouth to your stomach. It can make it hard or painful to swallow.
  • Women can get vaginal yeast infections, causing vaginitis
  • Yeast infections of the skin cause itching and rashes
  • Yeast infections in your bloodstream can be life-threatening

Antifungal medicines get rid of yeast infections in most people. If you have a weak immune system, treatment might be more difficult.

[Learn More]