ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 117.3


Diagnosis Code 117.3

ICD-9: 117.3
Short Description: Aspergillosis
Long Description: Aspergillosis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 117.3

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Mycoses (110-118)
      • 117 Other mycoses

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 117.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Aspergillus (flavus) (fumigatus) (infection) (terreus) 117.3
    • Bronchoaspergillosis 117.3
    • Hong Kong ear 117.3
    • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
      • Aspergillus (flavus) (fumigatus) (terreus) 117.3
    • Otitis 382.9
      • externa (acute) (diffuse) (hemorrhagica) 380.10
        • mycotic (chronic) 380.15
          • due to
            • aspergillosis 117.3 [380.15]
    • Otomycosis 111.8 [380.15]
      • in
        • aspergillosis 117.3 [380.15]
    • Penicilliosis of lung 117.3
    • Pneumonia (acute) (Alpenstich) (benign) (bilateral) (brain) (cerebral) (circumscribed) (congestive) (creeping) (delayed resolution) (double) (epidemic) (fever) (flash) (fulminant) (fungoid) (granulomatous) (hemorrhagic) (incipient) (infantile) (infectious) (infiltration) (insular) (intermittent) (latent) (lobe) (migratory) (newborn) (organized) (overwhelming) (primary) (progressive) (pseudolobar) (purulent) (resolved) (secondary) (senile) (septic) (suppurative) (terminal) (true) (unresolved) (vesicular) 486
      • in
        • aspergillosis 117.3 [484.6]

Information for Patients


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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