ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 136.3


Diagnosis Code 136.3

ICD-9: 136.3
Short Description: Pneumocystosis
Long Description: Pneumocystosis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 136.3

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases (001–139)
    • Other infectious and parasitic diseases (130-136)
      • 136 Other and unspecified infectious and parasitic diseases

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • B59 - Pneumocystosis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Pneumocystis Infections

Pneumocystis jirovec is a tiny fungus that lives in the lungs of many people. Most people's immune systems keep the fungus under control. But if your immune system is weak, the fungus can make you very sick.

The most common problem of infection is pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP). PCP once was the major cause of death for people with HIV/AIDS. But now, it is possible to prevent or treat most cases. The key to surviving PCP is early treatment. The first signs of PCP are difficulty breathing, fever and a dry cough. If you have these symptoms, see your doctor right away.

  • Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia

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