ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 115.13

Histoplasm dub pericard

Diagnosis Code 115.13

ICD-9: 115.13
Short Description: Histoplasm dub pericard
Long Description: Infection by Histoplasma duboisii, pericarditis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 115.13

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Mycoses (110-118)
      • 115 Histoplasmosis

Information for Patients


Histoplasmosis is a disease caused by a fungus (or mold) called Histoplasma. The fungus is common in the eastern and central United States. It grows in soil and material contaminated with bat or bird droppings. You get infected by breathing the fungal spores. You cannot get the infection from someone else.

Histoplasmosis is often mild, with no symptoms. If you do get sick, it usually affects your lungs. Symptoms include feeling ill, fever, chest pains, and a dry cough. In severe cases, histoplasmosis spreads to other organs. This is called disseminated disease. It is more common in infants, young children, seniors, and people with immune system problems.

Your doctor might do a variety of tests to make the diagnosis, including a chest x-ray, CT scan of the lungs, or examining blood, urine, or tissues for signs of the fungus. Mild cases usually get better without treatment. Treatment of severe or chronic cases is with antifungal drugs.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Histoplasma complement fixation
  • Histoplasma skin test
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Histoplasmosis - acute (primary) pulmonary

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Pericardial Disorders

The pericardium is a membrane, or sac, that surrounds your heart. It holds the heart in place and helps it work properly. Problems with the pericardium include

  • Pericarditis - an inflammation of the sac. It can be from a virus or other infection, a heart attack, heart surgery, other medical conditions, injuries, and certain medicines.
  • Pericardial effusion - the buildup of fluid in the sac
  • Cardiac tamponade - a serious problem in which buildup of fluid in the sac causes problems with the function of the heart

Symptoms of pericardial problems include chest pain, rapid heartbeat, and difficulty breathing. Fever is a common symptom of acute pericarditis. Your doctor may use a physical exam, imaging tests, and heart tests to make a diagnosis. Treatment depends on the cause.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Pericardial fluid culture
  • Pericardial fluid Gram stain
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericarditis
  • Pericarditis - after heart attack
  • Pericarditis - constrictive

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