ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J68.4

Chronic resp cond due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors

Diagnosis Code J68.4

ICD-10: J68.4
Short Description: Chronic resp cond due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors
Long Description: Chronic respiratory conditions due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J68.4

Valid for Submission
The code J68.4 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Lung diseases due to external agents (J60-J70)
      • Resp cond d/t inhalation of chemicals, gas, fumes and vapors (J68)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code J68.4 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 190 - CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE WITH MCC
  • 191 - CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE WITH CC
  • 192 - CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE WITHOUT CC/MCC

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  • 506.4 - Fum/vapor chr resp cond

Synonyms
  • Chronic chemical respiratory disease
  • Chronic diffuse emphysema caused by inhalation of chemical fumes AND/OR vapors
  • Chronic emphysema caused by chemical fumes
  • Chronic fibrosis of lung
  • Chronic obliterative bronchiolitis
  • Chronic obliterative bronchiolitis caused by inhalation of chemical fumes AND/OR vapors
  • Chronic pulmonary fibrosis caused by chemical fumes
  • Chronic pulmonary fibrosis due to inhalation of chemical fumes AND/OR vapors
  • Chronic respiratory condition caused by fumes AND/OR vapors
  • Chronic respiratory condition caused by fumes AND/OR vapors
  • Chronic respiratory conditions caused by chemical fumes
  • Diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis
  • Drug-induced bronchiolitis obliterans
  • Non-infectious pneumonia
  • Obliterative bronchiolitis
  • Obliterative bronchiolitis
  • Obliterative bronchiolitis
  • Obliterative bronchiolitis
  • Subacute obliterative bronchiolitis
  • Subacute obliterative bronchiolitis caused by inhalation of chemical fumes AND/OR vapors
  • Toxic bronchiolitis obliterans
  • Toxic diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis
  • Toxic emphysema

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Interstitial Lung Diseases

Interstitial lung disease is the name for a large group of diseases that inflame or scar the lungs. The inflammation and scarring make it hard to get enough oxygen. The scarring is called pulmonary fibrosis.

Breathing in dust or other particles in the air is responsible for some types of interstitial lung diseases. Specific types include

  • Black lung disease among coal miners, from inhaling coal dust
  • Farmer's lung, from inhaling farm dust
  • Asbestosis, from inhaling asbestos fibers
  • Siderosis, from inhaling iron from mines or welding fumes
  • Silicosis, from inhaling silica dust

Other causes include autoimmune diseases or occupational exposures to molds, gases, or fumes. Some types of interstitial lung disease have no known cause.

Treatment depends on the type of exposure and the stage of the disease. It may involve medicines, oxygen therapy, or a lung transplant in severe cases.

  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Interstitial lung disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Interstitial lung disease - adults - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pulmonary function tests (Medical Encyclopedia)


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