ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J12.1

Respiratory syncytial virus pneumonia

Diagnosis Code J12.1

ICD-10: J12.1
Short Description: Respiratory syncytial virus pneumonia
Long Description: Respiratory syncytial virus pneumonia
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J12.1

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The code J12.1 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Influenza and pneumonia (J09-J18)
      • Viral pneumonia, not elsewhere classified (J12)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code J12.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 193 - SIMPLE PNEUMONIA AND PLEURISY WITH MCC
  • 194 - SIMPLE PNEUMONIA AND PLEURISY WITH CC
  • 195 - SIMPLE PNEUMONIA AND PLEURISY WITHOUT CC/MCC

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  • 480.1 - Resp syncyt viral pneum

Synonyms
  • Bronchopneumonia caused by respiratory syncytial virus
  • Disease caused by Pneumovirus
  • Disease caused by Pneumovirus
  • Pneumonia caused by respiratory syncytial virus
  • Respiratory syncytial virus bronchitis
  • Respiratory syncytial virus infection
  • Respiratory syncytial virus infection

Information for Patients


Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections

Also called: RSV

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes mild, cold-like symptoms in adults and older healthy children. It can cause serious problems in young babies, including pneumonia and severe breathing problems. Premature babies and those with other health problems have the highest risk. A child with RSV may have a fever, stuffy nose, cough, and trouble breathing. Lab tests can tell if your child has the virus. There is no specific treatment. You should give your child fluids to prevent dehydration. If needed, you can also give a pain reliever (not aspirin) for fever and headache.

RSV easily spreads from person to person. You can get it from direct contact with someone who has it or by touching infected objects such as toys or surfaces such as countertops. Washing your hands often and not sharing eating and drinking utensils are simple ways to help prevent the spread of RSV infection. There is currently no vaccine for RSV.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • RSV antibody test (Medical Encyclopedia)


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