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ICD-10 code: B44.9

Chapter: Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

Understanding Aspergillosis, Unspecified

Aspergillosis is a type of fungal infection that affects the respiratory system. It is caused by a fungus called Aspergillus, which can be found in the environment, including in soil, dust, and decaying plants. The severity of aspergillosis can vary, and it can affect different parts of the body.

When aspergillosis affects the lungs, it is known as pulmonary aspergillosis. This can lead to symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing. In some cases, it can cause a serious condition known as invasive aspergillosis, which can be life-threatening.

Aspergillosis can also affect other parts of the body, such as the sinuses, skin, and eyes. When it affects the sinuses, it is known as sinus aspergillosis. This can cause symptoms such as facial pain, nasal congestion, and headaches. When it affects the skin, it is known as cutaneous aspergillosis. This can cause symptoms such as a rash, blisters, and itching.

Symptoms of Aspergillosis, Unspecified

The symptoms of aspergillosis can vary depending on the type and severity of the infection. In some cases, there may be no symptoms at all. However, some common symptoms of aspergillosis include:

  1. Coughing
  2. Wheezing
  3. Shortness of breath
  4. Fever
  5. Nasal congestion
  6. Headaches
  7. Facial pain
  8. A rash or blisters on the skin
  9. Itching

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention right away. Your healthcare provider can perform tests to determine if you have aspergillosis and recommend appropriate treatment.

Treatment for Aspergillosis, Unspecified

Treatment for aspergillosis can vary depending on the type and severity of the infection. In some cases, antifungal medications may be prescribed to help fight the infection. These medications can be taken orally or through intravenous (IV) injection.

In more severe cases, surgery may be needed to remove infected tissue or to drain fluid buildup caused by the infection. Your healthcare provider will work with you to determine the best course of treatment based on your individual needs and the severity of your infection.

Preventing Aspergillosis, Unspecified

Diagnosis Codes for Aspergillosis, unspecified | B44.9