ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J68.9

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

Diagnosis Code J68.9

ICD-10: J68.9
Short Description: Unsp resp cond due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors
Long Description: Unspecified respiratory condition due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J68.9

Valid for Submission
The code J68.9 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 J68.9 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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Synonyms
  • Respiratory condition caused by chemical fumes AND/OR vapors
  • Spelters' fever

Information for Patients


Inhalation Injuries

There are a variety of substances you can inhale that can cause acute internal injuries. Particles in the air from fires and toxic fumes can damage your eyes and respiratory system. They also can make chronic heart and lung diseases worse.

Symptoms of acute inhalation injuries may include

  • Coughing and phlegm
  • A scratchy throat
  • Irritated sinuses
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Headaches
  • Stinging eyes
  • A runny nose
  • If you already have asthma, it may get worse.

The best way to prevent inhalation injuries is to limit your exposure. If you smell or see smoke, or know that fires are nearby, you should leave the area if you are at greater risk from breathing smoke.

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