"Ear" References in the ICD-10-CM Index to Diseases and Injuries

References in the ICD-10-CM Index to Diseases and Injuries applicable to the clinical term "ear"

  • Ear - See Also: condition;
    • piercing - Z41.3 Encounter for ear piercing
    • tropical NEC - B36.9 Superficial mycosis, unspecified
      • in
        • aspergillosis - B44.89 Other forms of aspergillosis
        • candidiasis - B37.84 Candidal otitis externa
        • moniliasis - B37.84 Candidal otitis externa
    • wax (impacted) - H61.20 Impacted cerumen, unspecified ear
      • left - H61.22 Impacted cerumen, left ear
        • with right - H61.23 Impacted cerumen, bilateral
      • right - H61.21 Impacted cerumen, right ear
        • with left - H61.23 Impacted cerumen, bilateral

Applicable Clinical Terms Definitions

Aspergillosis: Infections with fungi of the genus ASPERGILLUS.

Candidiasis: Infection with a fungus of the genus CANDIDA. It is usually a superficial infection of the moist areas of the body and is generally caused by CANDIDA ALBICANS. (Dorland, 27th ed)

Ear: The hearing and equilibrium system of the body. It consists of three parts: the EXTERNAL EAR, the MIDDLE EAR, and the INNER EAR. Sound waves are transmitted through this organ where vibration is transduced to nerve signals that pass through the ACOUSTIC NERVE to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. The inner ear also contains the vestibular organ that maintains equilibrium by transducing signals to the VESTIBULAR NERVE.