ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B44.81

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis

Diagnosis Code B44.81

ICD-10: B44.81
Short Description: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
Long Description: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B44.81


Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Mycoses (B35-B49)
      • Aspergillosis (B44)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code B44.81 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE WITH MCC 196
  • INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE WITH CC 197
  • INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE WITHOUT CC/MCC 198

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  • 518.6 - Alrgc brncpul asprglosis

Synonyms
  • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
  • Inflammation of bronchus caused by Aspergillus
  • Pulmonary aspergillosis
  • Tracheobronchitis caused by Aspergillus

Information for Patients


Aspergillosis

Aspergillosis is a disease caused by a fungus (or mold) called Aspergillus. The fungus is very common in both indoors and outdoors. Most people breathe in the spores of the fungus every day without being affected. But some people get the disease. It usually occurs in people with lung diseases or weakened immune systems.

There are different kinds of aspergillosis. One kind is allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (also called ABPA). Symptoms of ABPA include wheezing and coughing. ABPA can affect healthy people but it is most common in people with asthma or cystic fibrosis.

Another kind is invasive aspergillosis, which damages tissues in the body. It usually affects the lungs. Sometimes it can also cause infection in other organs and spread throughout the body. It affects people who have immune system problems, such as people who have had a transplant, are taking high doses of steroids, or getting chemotherapy for some cancers.

Your doctor might do a variety of tests to make the diagnosis, including a chest x-ray, CT scan of the lungs, and an examination of tissues for signs of the fungus. Treatment is with antifungal drugs. If you have ABPA, you may also take steroids.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Aspergillosis
  • Aspergillosis precipitin
  • Pulmonary aspergilloma


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