ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J21.8

Acute bronchiolitis due to other specified organisms

Diagnosis Code J21.8

ICD-10: J21.8
Short Description: Acute bronchiolitis due to other specified organisms
Long Description: Acute bronchiolitis due to other specified organisms
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J21.8

Valid for Submission
The code J21.8 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Other acute lower respiratory infections (J20-J22)
      • Acute bronchiolitis (J21)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code J21.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 202 - BRONCHITIS AND ASTHMA WITH CC/MCC
  • 203 - BRONCHITIS AND ASTHMA WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Synonyms
  • Acute bronchiolitis
  • Acute bronchiolitis caused by adenovirus
  • Acute viral bronchiolitis
  • Adenoviral bronchiolitis
  • Adenoviral bronchitis
  • Adenoviral respiratory disease

Information for Patients


Bronchial Disorders

When you breathe in, the air travels down through your trachea (windpipe). It then goes through two tubes to your lungs. These tubes are your bronchi. Bronchial disorders can make it hard for you to breathe.

The most common problem with the bronchi is bronchitis, an inflammation of the tubes. It can be acute or chronic. Other problems include

  • Bronchiectasis - a condition in which damage to the airways causes them to widen and become flabby and scarred
  • Exercise-induced bronchospasm - a breathing problem that happens when your airways shrink while you are exercising
  • Bronchiolitis - an inflammation of the small airways that branch off from the bronchi
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia - a chronic lung condition in infants, most often premature infants

  • Bronchiectasis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bronchiolitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bronchiolitis - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Postural drainage (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tracheal rupture (Medical Encyclopedia)


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