Valid for Submission
B44.1 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other pulmonary aspergillosis. The code B44.1 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code B44.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like aspergillus bronchitis, chronic pulmonary aspergillosis, healthcare associated pulmonary aspergillosis, obstructing aspergillus tracheobronchitis, pneumonia in aspergillosis , pulmonary aspergillosis, etc.
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 B44.1 are found in the index:
- - Bronchoaspergillosis - B44.1
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Aspergillus bronchitis
- Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis
- Healthcare associated pulmonary aspergillosis
- Obstructing Aspergillus tracheobronchitis
- Pneumonia in aspergillosis
- Pulmonary aspergillosis
- Tracheobronchitis due to Aspergillus
- PULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS-. infections of the respiratory tract with fungi of the genus aspergillus.
- INVASIVE PULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS-. lung infections with the invasive forms of aspergillus usually after surgery transplantation prolonged neutropenia or treatment with high doses of corticosteroids. invasive pulmonary aspergillosis can progress to chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis or hematogenous spread to other organs.
Convert B44.1 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code B44.1 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Aspergillosis precipitin (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Pulmonary aspergilloma (Medical Encyclopedia)