This article will outline the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and the ICD 10 CM code for Tinea Versicolor.
Tinea Versicolor ICD 10 Causes
The fungus that causes Tinea Versicolor ICD 10 (also known as Pityriasis versicolor) is usually found on healthy skin. However, if it starts to cause problems, it can overgrow. A number of factors can trigger this growth including hot, humid weather, oily skin, hormonal changes and a weakened immune system.
Tinea Versicolor ICD 10 develops in people with dark skin and leads to a loss of skin color known as hypopigmentation.
Tinea Versicolor ICD 10 Symptoms
Discolored skin spots are the most noticeable symptom of Tinea Versicolor ICD 10 and can appear on arms, chest and neck. The spots can be light to frequent, darker than the surrounding skin (pink, red, brown or brown), dry, itchy, scaly and prominent in tanning, and tend to disappear in cooler, less humid weather.
In addition to the change in skin color, itchy skin can also occur. In some people, the skin may darken or lighten. This condition is called hyperpigmentation. Individuals who develop Tinea Versicolor ICD 10 may not have significant changes in skin color or appearance.
Tinea Versicolor ICD 10 Diagnosis
Your doctor may diagnose what a Tinea Versicolor ICD 10 rash looks like. If your doctor needs more information, these tests may help.
- Wood lamps or black light
- Microscopy with potassium hydroxide (KOH)
- Doctors can also use ultraviolet light to make the affected areas appear fluorescent (copper orange)
Your doctor will remove the cells from your skin, soak them in potassium hydroxide and examine them under a microscope. Your doctor takes a skin sample, scrapes the skin and scales off the affected area and looks under the microscope. The sample is glued to a slide and viewed under a microscope. In children, the doctor lifts the skin with the cells out of the area with clear tape and removes the tape.
Tinea Versicolor ICD 10 Treatment
If Tinea Versicolor ICD 10 is severe and does not respond to over-the-counter antifungals, you may need prescription medication. These are topical preparations that are rubbed onto the skin. Examples are ketoconazole (cream, gel or shampoo), cyclopirox (Loprox), penlac (cream or gel, shampoo), fluconazole, diflucan (tablet or oral solution), itraconazole and sporanox (tablets, capsules or oral solutions), selenium sulfide (selsun) and 25 percent lotion or shampoo. There are other medications you can swallow.
Despite successful treatment, your skin colour may remain uneven for several weeks to months. Infections can return, especially in hot and humid weather. In persistent cases, you may need to take medication for months to prevent a recurrence of the infection.
ICD 10 Code For Tinea Versicolor
ICD 10 CM B36 Other superficial mycoses
ICD 10 CM B36.0 Pityriasis versicolor
ICD 10 CM B36.1 Tinea nigra
ICD 10 CM B36.2 White piedra
ICD 10 CM B36.3 Black piedra
ICD 10 CM B36.8 Other specified superficial mycoses
ICD 10 CM B36.9 Superficial mycosis unspecified