Billable Medical Code for Dermatophytosis of Scalp and Beard
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 110.0
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 110.0.
The Short Description Is: Dermatophyt scalp/beard.
Tinea capitis is also known as tinea barbae and tinea capitis.
Tinea Capitis Definition and Symptoms
Tinea capitis is a fungal infection of the scalp. It is also commonly known as ringworm of the scalp. Symptoms include thickened skin on the scalp, scaly scalp, boggy swellings, severe itching, and and raised red rings on the scalp. This infection can also be present in a mans bear, the groin area, and between the toes.