ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B44.9

Aspergillosis, unspecified

Diagnosis Code B44.9

ICD-10: B44.9
Short Description: Aspergillosis, unspecified
Long Description: Aspergillosis, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B44.9

Valid for Submission
The code B44.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Aspergilloma
  • Aspergillosis
  • Chronic otitis externa
  • Chronic otitis externa due to aspergillosis
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus amstelodami
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus awamori
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus bouffardii
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus caesiellus
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus candidus
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus carneus
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus chevalieri
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus clavato-nanica
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus clavatus
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus conicus
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus deflectus
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus fischeri
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus flavipes
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus flavus
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus glaucus
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus janus
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus maydis
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus nidulans
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus niger
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus niveus
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus notatum
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus ochraceus
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus oryzae
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus parasiticus
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus penicilloides
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus phialiseptus
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus repens
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus restrictus
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus rugulosus
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus sclerotiorum
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus sulfureus
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus sydowi
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus taumanii
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus terreus
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus terricola
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus unguis
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus ustus
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus versicolor
  • Infection caused by Aspergillus wentii
  • Pulmonary aspergillosis

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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