Zygomycosis B46- >

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.
Codes
  • B46 Zygomycosis
    • B46.0 Pulmonary mucormycosis
    • B46.1 Rhinocerebral mucormycosis
    • B46.2 Gastrointestinal mucormycosis
    • B46.3 Cutaneous mucormycosis
    • B46.4 Disseminated mucormycosis
    • B46.5 Mucormycosis, unspecified
    • B46.8 Other zygomycoses
    • B46.9 Zygomycosis, unspecified