Diagnosis Code B59
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code B59 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
- 177 - RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATIONS WITH MCC
- 178 - RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATIONS WITH CC
- 179 - RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATIONS WITHOUT CC/MCC
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 136.3 - Pneumocystosis
- Disseminated pneumocystosis
- Extrapulmonary pneumocystis jirovecii infection
- Fungal choroiditis
- Infection caused by Pneumocystis jirovecii
- Inflammation of choroid caused by Pneumocystis jirovecii infection
- Pneumocystosis associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
- Pneumocystosis jirovecii pneumonia
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code B59 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
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- Pneumonia due to Pneumocystis carinii
- Pneumonia due to Pneumocystis jiroveci
Information for Patients
Pneumocystis jirovec is a tiny fungus that lives in the lungs of many people. Most people's immune systems keep the fungus under control. But if you have a weakened immune system, the fungus can make you very sick.
The most common type of infection is pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP). PCP once was the major cause of death for people with HIV/AIDS. But now, it is possible to prevent or treat most cases. The key to surviving PCP is early treatment. The first signs of PCP are fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue. If you have a weakened immune system and have these symptoms, see your doctor right away.
To diagnose PCP, doctors use a microscope to look for the fungus in a sample of lung fluid or tissue. Treatment is with antibiotics.
There is no vaccine to prevent PCP. Some people who are at high risk of getting PCP may need to take antibiotics to prevent it.
- Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia