Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B37.9

Candidiasis, unspecified

  • B37.9 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, B37.9 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • A condition in which candida albicans, a type of yeast, grows out of control in moist skin areas of the body. It is usually a result of a weakened immune system, but can be a side effect of chemotherapy or treatment with antibiotics. Thrush usually affects the mouth (oral thrush); however, rarely, it spreads throughout the entire body.
  • Infection of the mucous membranes of the mouth by a fungus of the genus candida. (Dorland, 27th ed)
  • 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)
  • Infection with a fungus of the genus candida; usually a superficial infection of the moist areas of the body and is generally caused by candida albicans; includes chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, cutaneous candidiasis, oral candidiasis (thrush), and monilial vaginitis.
Applicable To
  • Thrush NOS
Description Synonyms
  • Candidiasis
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 201 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 B37.9 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 B37.9 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM B37.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 867 Other infectious & parasitic diseases diagnoses with mcc
  • 868 Other infectious & parasitic diseases diagnoses with cc
  • 869 Other infectious & parasitic diseases diagnoses without cc/mcc
  • 974 Hiv with major related condition with mcc
  • 975 Hiv with major related condition with cc
  • 976 Hiv with major related condition without cc/mcc
Convert ICD-10-CM B37.9 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM B37.9: