Diagnosis Code J18.0
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code J18.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- SIMPLE PNEUMONIA AND PLEURISY WITH MCC 193
- SIMPLE PNEUMONIA AND PLEURISY WITH CC 194
- SIMPLE PNEUMONIA AND PLEURISY WITHOUT CC/MCC 195
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 485 - Bronchopneumonia org NOS
- Abscess of lung
- Abscess of lung with pneumonia
- Acute bronchopneumonia
- Bilateral bronchopneumonia
- Bilateral pneumonia
- Bronchial hemorrhage
- Bronchopneumonia caused by anaerobic bacteria
- Catarrhal pneumonia
- Confluent bronchopneumonia with abscess formation
- Confluent pneumonia
- Hemorrhagic bronchopneumonia
- Influenzal bronchopneumonia
- Necrosis of bronchus
- Necrotizing bronchopneumonia
- Peribronchial pneumonia
- Pneumonia and influenza
- Pneumonia caused by anaerobic bacteria
- Terminal bronchopneumonia
- Tracheobronchial hemorrhage
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code J18.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means “NOT CODED HERE!” An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- hypostatic bronchopneumonia (J18.2)
- lipid pneumonia (J69.1)
- Type 2 Excludes Notes: "And"
The word “and” should be interpreted to mean either “and” or “or” when it appears in a title.
- acute bronchiolitis (J21.-)
- chronic bronchiolitis (J44.9)
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 - adults - discharge
- Pneumonia - children - discharge
- Viral pneumonia