2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B44.89

Other forms of aspergillosis

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Other forms of aspergillosis
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

B44.89 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other forms of aspergillosis. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

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

  • Acute fungal otitis externa
  • Acute infective otitis externa
  • Aspergillosis enteritis of intestine
  • Aspergillosis enteritis of intestine
  • Aspergillosis enteritis of intestine
  • Aspergillosis enteritis of small intestine
  • Aspergillus colitis
  • Aspergillus endophthalmitis
  • Aspergillus esophagitis
  • Aspergillus meningitis
  • Aspergillus mycotic cerebral aneurysm
  • Aspergillus otomycosis
  • Cerebral abscess
  • Cerebral abscess caused by Aspergillus
  • Chronic aspergillosis of paranasal sinus
  • Chronic suppurative otitis media caused by Aspergillus
  • Cutaneous aspergillosis
  • Cutaneous aspergillosis
  • Endogenous Aspergillus endophthalmitis
  • Endogenous endophthalmitis
  • Endogenous fungal endophthalmitis
  • Fungal colitis
  • Fungal endophthalmitis
  • Fungal endophthalmitis
  • Fungal esophagitis
  • Fungal infection of cerebrum
  • Fungal infection of cerebrum
  • Fungal meningitis
  • Fungal myocarditis
  • Hemorrhagic cerebral infarction
  • Hemorrhagic cerebral infarction caused by Aspergillus
  • Hemorrhagic infarction
  • Invasive aspergillosis
  • Invasive aspergillosis
  • Invasive aspergillosis
  • Invasive aspergillosis
  • Invasive aspergillosis
  • Invasive aspergillosis
  • Invasive aspergillosis of brain
  • Invasive aspergillosis of digestive tract
  • Invasive aural aspergillosis
  • Invasive cardiac aspergillosis
  • Invasive cutaneous aspergillosis
  • Invasive fungal infection
  • Invasive fungal infection
  • Invasive fungal infection
  • Invasive fungal infection
  • Invasive fungal infection
  • Invasive fungal infection
  • Invasive ocular aspergillosis
  • Myelitis caused by Aspergillus
  • Myelitis caused by fungus
  • Myocarditis due to Genus Aspergillus
  • Onychomycosis caused by Aspergillus
  • Pleural aspergillosis

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Fungal Esophagitis

    infection of the esophagus caused by fungi, most often candida albicans and candida tropicalis. it usually affects patients with immunodeficiency disorders or diabetes mellitus. symptoms include dysphagia and pain on swallowing.
  • Fungal Endophthalmitis

    inflammation of the lining of the ocular cavities, which results from a fungal infection.

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert B44.89 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 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.

Patient Education


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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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • 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. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.


[1] Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.