Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 117.8
Infection by dematiacious fungi [Phaehyphomycosis]
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 117.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 117.8 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: 117.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM B48.8 Other specified mycoses
Approximate Synonyms
  • Drechslera hawaiiensis infection
  • Infection by Bipolaris hawaiiense
  • Infection by Phialophora gougerotii
  • Infection by Phialophora jeanselmei
  • Phaeohyphomycosis
  • Phialophora gougerotii infection
  • Phialophora jeanselmei infection
Clinical Information
  • Opportunistic infections caused by the dematiaceous (darkly pigmented) mitosporic fungi of alternaria, bipolaris, cladosporium, curvularia, and exophiala. These fungi have pigmented hyphae due to melanin in the cell wall. The initial subcutaneous cyst from the infection can become systemic and spread rapidly to renal, pulmonary and cerebral systems (see cerebral phaeohyphomycosis) in an immunocompromised host
Applies To
  • Infection by dematiacious fungi, such as Cladosporium trichoides [bantianum], Dreschlera hawaiiensis, Phialophora gougerotii, Phialophora jeanselmi
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 117.8:
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