Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 117.3
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 117.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 117.3 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 117.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM B44.9 Aspergillosis, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Aspergillosis pneumonia
  • Aspergillus pneumonia
  • Disseminated aspergillosis
  • Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis
  • Pneumonia in aspergillosis
  • Tonsillar aspergillosis
Clinical Information
  • An infectious fungal disease that occurs most often in the skin, ears, nasal sinuses, and lungs of people with suppressed immune systems
  • Aspergillosis is a disease caused by a fungus (or mold) that is very common in the environment. 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 invades and damages tissues in the body. It usually affects the lungs, but 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, or examining tissues for signs of the fungus. Treatment is with antifungal drugs. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Disease condition caused by species of aspergillus and marked by inflammatory granulomatous lesions in the skin, ear, orbit, nasal sinuses, lungs, and sometimes in the bones and meninges
  • Infections with fungi of the genus aspergillus
Applies To
  • Infection by Aspergillus species, mainly A. fumigatus, A. flavus group, A. terreus group
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 117.3:
  • Aspergillosis 117.3
    • with pneumonia 117.3 [484.6]
    • allergic bronchopulmonary 518.6
    • nonsyphilitic NEC 117.3
  • Aspergillus (flavus) (fumigatus) (infection) (terreus) 117.3
  • Bronchoaspergillosis 117.3
  • Hong Kong ear 117.3
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • Aspergillus (flavus) (fumigatus) (terreus) 117.3
  • Penicilliosis of lung 117.3
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