ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B86


Diagnosis Code B86

ICD-10: B86
Short Description: Scabies
Long Description: Scabies
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B86

Valid for Submission
The code B86 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Pediculosis, acariasis and other infestations (B85-B89)
      • Scabies (B86)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code B86 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Crusted scabies
  • Infestation caused by Sarcoptes
  • Infestation caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var bovis
  • Infestation caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var canis
  • Infestation caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var equi
  • Infestation caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis
  • Infestation caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var ovis
  • Infestation caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var suis
  • Scabetic nodule

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code B86 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Scabies is an itchy skin condition caused by the microscopic mite Sarcoptes scabei. It is common all over the world, and can affect anyone. Scabies spreads quickly in crowded conditions where there is frequent skin-to-skin contact between people. Hospitals, child-care centers, and nursing homes are examples. Scabies can easily infect sex partners and other household members. Sharing clothes, towels, and bedding can sometimes spread scabies. This can happen much more easily when the infested person has crusted scabies. You cannot get scabies from a pet. Pets get a different mite infection called mange.

Symptoms are

  • Pimple-like irritations or a rash
  • Intense itching, especially at night
  • Sores caused by scratching

Your health care provider diagnoses scabies by looking at the skin rash and finding burrows in the skin.

Several lotions are available to treat scabies. The infected person's clothes, bedding and towels should be washed in hot water and dried in a hot dryer. Treatment is also recommended for household members and sexual partners.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Scabies (Medical Encyclopedia)

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