Cryptococcosis, cryptococcus (infection) (neoformans)

Alphabetical Index

Use the alphabetical index for the main term cryptococcosis, cryptococcus (infection) (neoformans) to review the available sub terms and properly select the ICD-10 code with the highest degree of specificity. Instructional notations will guide the coder with information such as "see", "see also", "with", "without", "due to", and "code by site".

  • Cryptococcosis, cryptococcus (infection) (neoformans) - B45.9 Cryptococcosis, unspecified
    • bone - B45.3 Osseous cryptococcosis
    • cerebral - B45.1 Cerebral cryptococcosis
    • cutaneous - B45.2 Cutaneous cryptococcosis
    • disseminated - B45.7 Disseminated cryptococcosis
    • generalized - B45.7 Disseminated cryptococcosis
    • meningitis - B45.1 Cerebral cryptococcosis
    • meningocerebralis - B45.1 Cerebral cryptococcosis
    • osseous - B45.3 Osseous cryptococcosis
    • pulmonary - B45.0 Pulmonary cryptococcosis
    • skin - B45.2 Cutaneous cryptococcosis
    • specified NEC - B45.8 Other forms of cryptococcosis

Clinical Terms

The following are some of the clinical term definitions related or applicable to cryptococcosis, cryptococcus (infection) (neoformans) within the ICD-10 index for Diseases and Injuries.

Bone and Bones: A specialized CONNECTIVE TISSUE that is the main constituent of the SKELETON. The principal cellular component of bone is comprised of OSTEOBLASTS; OSTEOCYTES; and OSTEOCLASTS, while FIBRILLAR COLLAGENS and hydroxyapatite crystals form the BONE MATRIX.

Meningitis: Inflammation of the coverings of the brain and/or spinal cord, which consist of the PIA MATER; ARACHNOID; and DURA MATER. Infections (viral, bacterial, and fungal) are the most common causes of this condition, but subarachnoid hemorrhage (HEMORRHAGES, SUBARACHNOID), chemical irritation (chemical MENINGITIS), granulomatous conditions, neoplastic conditions (CARCINOMATOUS MENINGITIS), and other inflammatory conditions may produce this syndrome. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1994, Ch24, p6)

Skin: The outer covering of the body that protects it from the environment. It is composed of the DERMIS and the EPIDERMIS.