ICD-10-CM Code B38.89

Other forms of coccidioidomycosis

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

B38.89 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other forms of coccidioidomycosis. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code B38.89 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like chorioretinitis with coccidioidmycosis, coccidioides infection of the central nervous system, fungal chorioretinitis, fungal choroiditis, primary extrapulmonary coccidioidomycosis, progressive coccidioidomycosis, etc

ICD-10:B38.89
Short Description:Other forms of coccidioidomycosis
Long Description:Other forms of coccidioidomycosis

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code B38.89 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Chorioretinitis with coccidioidmycosis
  • Coccidioides infection of the central nervous system
  • Fungal chorioretinitis
  • Fungal choroiditis
  • Primary extrapulmonary coccidioidomycosis
  • Progressive coccidioidomycosis

Convert B38.89 to ICD-9

  • 114.3 - Progress coccidioid NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Valley Fever

Also called: Coccidioidomycosis

Valley Fever is a disease caused by a fungus (or mold) called Coccidioides. The fungi live in the soil of dry areas like the southwestern U.S. You get it from inhaling the spores of the fungus. The infection cannot spread from person to person.

Anyone can get Valley Fever. But it's most common among older adults, especially those 60 and older. People who have recently moved to an area where it occurs are at highest risk for infection. Other people at higher risk include

  • Workers in jobs that expose them to soil dust. These include construction workers, agricultural workers, and military forces doing field training.
  • African Americans and Asians
  • Women in their third trimester of pregnancy
  • People with weak immune systems

Valley Fever is often mild, with no symptoms. If you have symptoms, they may include a flu-like illness, with fever, cough, headache, rash, and muscle aches. Most people get better within several weeks or months. A small number of people may develop a chronic lung or widespread infection.

Valley Fever is diagnosed by testing your blood, other body fluids, or tissues. Many people with the acute infection get better without treatment. In some cases, doctors may prescribe antifungal drugs for acute infections. Severe infections require antifungal drugs.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Coccidioides complement fixation (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Coccidioides precipitin (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Coccidioidomycosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • CSF coccidioides complement fixation (Medical Encyclopedia)

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