ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B36.1

Tinea nigra

Diagnosis Code B36.1

ICD-10: B36.1
Short Description: Tinea nigra
Long Description: Tinea nigra
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B36.1

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The code B36.1 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Mycoses (B35-B49)
      • Other superficial mycoses (B36)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code B36.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Infection caused by Cladosporium werneckii
  • Microsporosis nigra
  • Tinea nigra
  • Tinea nigra caused by Phaeoannellomyces werneckii
  • Tinea nigra caused by Stenella araguata

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code B36.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Tinea Infections

Also called: Ringworm

Tinea is the name of a group of diseases caused by a fungus. Types of tinea include ringworm, athlete's foot and jock itch. These infections are usually not serious, but they can be uncomfortable. You can get them by touching an infected person, from damp surfaces such as shower floors, or even from a pet.

Symptoms depend on the affected area of the body:

  • Ringworm is a red skin rash that forms a ring around normal-looking skin. A worm doesn't cause it.
  • Scalp ringworm causes itchy, red patches on your head. It can leave bald spots. It usually affects children.
  • Athlete's foot causes itching, burning and cracked skin between your toes.
  • Jock itch causes an itchy, burning rash in your groin area.

Over-the-counter creams and powders will get rid of many tinea infections, particularly athlete's foot and jock itch. Other cases require prescription medicine.

  • Jock itch (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ringworm (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin lesion KOH exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tinea capitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tinea corporis (Medical Encyclopedia)

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