B44.2 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of tonsillar aspergillosis. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Tonsillar aspergillosis
- Aspergillosis-. infections with fungi of the genus aspergillus.
- Aspergillosis, Allergic Bronchopulmonary-. hypersensitivity reaction (allergic reaction) to fungus aspergillus in an individual with long-standing bronchial asthma. it is characterized by pulmonary infiltrates, eosinophilia, elevated serum immunoglobulin e, and skin reactivity to aspergillus antigen.
- 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.
- Neuroaspergillosis-. infections of the nervous system caused by fungi of the genus aspergillus, most commonly aspergillus fumigatus. aspergillus infections may occur in immunocompetent hosts, but are more prevalent in individuals with immunologic deficiency syndromes. the organism may spread to the nervous system from focal infections in the lung, mastoid region, sinuses, inner ear, bones, eyes, gastrointestinal tract, and heart. sinus infections may be locally invasive and enter the intracranial compartment, producing meningitis, fungal; cranial neuropathies; and abscesses in the frontal lobes of the brain. (from joynt, clinical neurology, 1998, ch 27, pp62-3)
- Pulmonary Aspergillosis-. infections of the respiratory tract with fungi of the genus aspergillus.
- Aspergillus-. a genus of mitosporic fungi containing about 100 species and eleven different teleomorphs in the family trichocomaceae.
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:
Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|B44.2||117.3 - Aspergillosis|
|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.|
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.
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- FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
- FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
- FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
- FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
- FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
- FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
- FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
- FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)