Diagnosis Code B38.0
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code B38.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATIONS WITH MCC 177
- RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATIONS WITH CC 178
- RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATIONS WITHOUT CC/MCC 179
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- 114.0 - Primary coccidioidomycos (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Acute pneumonia due to coccidioidomycosis
- Acute pulmonary coccidioidomycosis
- Pulmonary coccidioidomycosis
Information for Patients
Also called: Coccidioidomycosis
Valley Fever is a disease caused by a fungus (or mold) called Coccidioides. The fungi live in the soil of dry areas like the southwestern U.S. You get it from inhaling the spores of the fungus. The infection cannot spread from person to person.
Anyone can get Valley Fever. But it's most common among older adults, especially those 60 and older. People who have recently moved to an area where it occurs are at highest risk for infection. Other people at higher risk include
- Workers in jobs that expose them to soil dust. These include construction workers, agricultural workers, and military forces doing field training.
- African Americans and Asians
- Women in their third trimester of pregnancy
- People with weak immune systems
Valley Fever is often mild, with no symptoms. If you have symptoms, they may include a flu-like illness, with fever, cough, headache, rash, and muscle aches. Most people get better within several weeks or months. A small number of people may develop a chronic lung or widespread infection.
Valley Fever is diagnosed by testing your blood, other body fluids, or tissues. Many people with the acute infection get better without treatment. In some cases, doctors may prescribe antifungal drugs for acute infections. Severe infections require antifungal drugs.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Coccidioides complement fixation
- Coccidioides precipitin
- CSF coccidioides complement fixation