B37.1: Pulmonary candidiasis
You have a fungal condition in your lungs.
You have got a fungus that has spread. In most people, yeast occurs on the mucous membranes in the mouth, throat and digestive tract. This is normal. The yeast sometimes spreads more than usual. This can happen when the defense system is weak, for example. The defense system can be weakened by certain illnesses or medicines. It may also be weakened if the liver stops working properly.
In your case the fungus has spread to your lungs. As a result, the lungs can become inflamed.
On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.
- G: Confirmed diagnosis
- V: Tentative diagnosis
- Z: Condition after
- A: Excluded diagnosis
- L: Left
- R: Right
- B: Both sides
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