ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J69.8

Pneumonitis due to inhalation of other solids and liquids

Diagnosis Code J69.8

ICD-10: J69.8
Short Description: Pneumonitis due to inhalation of other solids and liquids
Long Description: Pneumonitis due to inhalation of other solids and liquids
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J69.8

Valid for Submission
The code J69.8 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)
      • Pneumonitis due to solids and liquids (J69)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code J69.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • 507.8 - Solid/liq pneumonit NEC

  • Aspiration pneumonia
  • Aspiration pneumonia due to near drowning
  • Detergent asthma
  • Drowning and non-fatal immersion
  • Immersion
  • Nonfatal submersion
  • Pneumonitis caused by inhaled liquid
  • Pneumonitis caused by solids
  • Pulmonary aspiration of blood
  • Pulmonary aspiration of fluid

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code J69.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Also called: Bronchopneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection in one or both of the lungs. Many germs, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, can cause pneumonia. You can also get pneumonia by inhaling a liquid or chemical. People most at risk are older than 65 or younger than 2 years of age, or already have health problems.

Symptoms of pneumonia vary from mild to severe. See your doctor promptly if you

  • Have a high fever
  • Have shaking chills
  • Have a cough with phlegm that doesn't improve or gets worse
  • Develop shortness of breath with normal daily activities
  • Have chest pain when you breathe or cough
  • Feel suddenly worse after a cold or the flu

Your doctor will use your medical history, a physical exam, and lab tests to diagnose pneumonia. Treatment depends on what kind you have. If bacteria are the cause, antibiotics should help. If you have viral pneumonia, your doctor may prescribe an antiviral medicine to treat it.

Preventing pneumonia is always better than treating it. Vaccines are available to prevent pneumococcal pneumonia and the flu. Other preventive measures include washing your hands frequently and not smoking.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Aspiration pneumonia
  • Atypical pneumonia
  • Hospital-acquired pneumonia
  • Mycoplasma pneumonia
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonia - adults - discharge
  • Pneumonia - children - discharge
  • Viral pneumonia

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