B39.2 - Pulmonary histoplasmosis capsulati, unspecified
|Short Description:||Pulmonary histoplasmosis capsulati, unspecified|
|Long Description:||Pulmonary histoplasmosis capsulati, unspecified|
|Status:||Valid for Submission|
B39.2 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of pulmonary histoplasmosis capsulati, unspecified. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like B39.2 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Pneumonia due to Histoplasma
- Pneumonia due to Histoplasma capsulatum
- Pulmonary histoplasmosis
- Histoplasmosis-. infection resulting from exposure to the fungus histoplasma. it is worldwide in distribution and particularly common in the central and eastern states, especially areas around the ohio and mississippi river valleys.
- Histoplasma-. a mitosporic onygenales fungal genus causing histoplasmosis in humans and animals. its single species is histoplasma capsulatum which has two varieties: h. capsulatum var. capsulatum and h. capsulatum var. duboisii. its teleomorph is ajellomyces capsulatus.
- Histoplasmosis-. a disease caused by the fungus histoplasma capsulatum. it primarily affects the lungs but can also occur as a disseminated disease that affects additional organs. the acute respiratory disease has symptoms similar to those of a cold or flu and it usually resolves without treatment in healthy individuals. the disseminated form is generally fatal if untreated.
Index to Diseases and Injuries References
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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:
- - Histoplasmosis - B39.9
- - with pneumonia NEC - B39.2
- - capsulati - B39.4
- - pulmonary - B39.2
- - lung NEC - B39.2
Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|B39.2||115.05 - Histoplasm caps pneumon|
|Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.|
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, older adults, 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.
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- FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
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