ICD-10-CM Code B44.9

Aspergillosis, unspecified

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

B44.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of aspergillosis, unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code B44.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like aspergilloma, aspergillosis, aspergillosis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection, chronic mycotic otitis externa, chronic otitis externa due to aspergillosis, deep mycosis, etc

ICD-10:B44.9
Short Description:Aspergillosis, unspecified
Long Description:Aspergillosis, unspecified

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 B44.9 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:

  • Aspergilloma
  • Aspergillosis
  • Aspergillosis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Chronic mycotic otitis externa
  • Chronic otitis externa due to aspergillosis
  • Deep mycosis
  • Infection by Aspergillus clavatus
  • Infection by Aspergillus flavus
  • Infection by Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Infection by Aspergillus nidulans
  • Infection by Aspergillus niger
  • Infection due to Aspergillus amstelodami
  • Infection due to Aspergillus awamori
  • Infection due to Aspergillus bouffardii
  • Infection due to Aspergillus caesiellus
  • Infection due to Aspergillus candidus
  • Infection due to Aspergillus carneus
  • Infection due to Aspergillus chevalieri
  • Infection due to Aspergillus clavato-nanica
  • Infection due to Aspergillus conicus
  • Infection due to Aspergillus deflectus
  • Infection due to Aspergillus fischeri
  • Infection due to Aspergillus flavipes
  • Infection due to Aspergillus glaucus
  • Infection due to Aspergillus janus
  • Infection due to Aspergillus maydis
  • Infection due to Aspergillus niveus
  • Infection due to Aspergillus notatum
  • Infection due to Aspergillus ochraceus
  • Infection due to Aspergillus oryzae
  • Infection due to Aspergillus parasiticus
  • Infection due to Aspergillus penicillioides
  • Infection due to Aspergillus phialiseptus
  • Infection due to Aspergillus repens
  • Infection due to Aspergillus restrictus
  • Infection due to Aspergillus rugulosus
  • Infection due to Aspergillus sclerotiorum
  • Infection due to Aspergillus sulfureus
  • Infection due to Aspergillus sydowi
  • Infection due to Aspergillus taumanii
  • Infection due to Aspergillus terreus
  • Infection due to Aspergillus terricola
  • Infection due to Aspergillus unguis
  • Infection due to Aspergillus ustus
  • Infection due to Aspergillus versicolor
  • Infection due to Aspergillus wentii
  • Invasive aspergillosis
  • Invasive fungal infection
  • Neonatal infection caused by Aspergillus
  • Pulmonary aspergillosis

Clinical Information

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 B44.9 to ICD-9

  • 117.3 - Aspergillosis (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

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

Information for Patients


Aspergillosis

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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