Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 117.7
Zygomycosis [Phycomycosis or Mucormycosis]
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Zygomycosis.
  • ICD-9-CM 117.7 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 117.7 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Cutaneous mucormycosis
  • Disseminated mucormycosis
  • Gastrointestinal mucormycosis
  • GI mucormycosis
  • Mucormycosis
  • Pulmonary mucormycosis
  • Rhinocerebral mucormycosis
  • Zygomycosis
Clinical Information
  • Any infection due to a fungus of the zygomycota phylum. The disease typically involves the rhino-facial-cranial area, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, skin, or less commonly other organ systems. The infecting fungi have a predilection for invading vessels of the arterial system, causing embolization and subsequent necrosis of surrounding tissue.
  • Infection in humans and animals caused by fungi in the class zygomycetes. It includes mucormycosis and entomophthoramycosis. The latter is a tropical infection of subcutaneous tissue or paranasal sinuses caused by fungi in the order entomophthorales. Phycomycosis, closely related to zygomycosis, describes infection with members of phycomycetes, an obsolete classification.
Applies To
  • Infection by species of Absidia, Basidiobolus, Conidiobolus, Cunninghamella, Entomophthora, Mucor, Rhizopus, Saksenaea
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 117.7 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM B46.9 Zygomycosis, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 117.7:
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • Absidia 117.7
    • Basidiobolus 117.7
    • Condiobolus 117.7
    • Cunninghamella 117.7
    • Entomophthora 117.7
    • Mucor 117.7
    • Rhizopus 117.7
    • Saksenaea 117.7
  • Mucormycosis (lung) 117.7
  • Phycomycosis 117.7
  • Zygomycosis 117.7
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