ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J20.1

Acute bronchitis due to Hemophilus influenzae

Diagnosis Code J20.1

ICD-10: J20.1
Short Description: Acute bronchitis due to Hemophilus influenzae
Long Description: Acute bronchitis due to Hemophilus influenzae
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J20.1

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
    • Other acute lower respiratory infections (J20-J22)
      • Acute bronchitis (J20)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code J20.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Acute bacterial bronchitis
  • Acute haemophilus influenzae bronchitis
  • Haemophilus influenzae laryngitis
  • Haemophilus influenzae laryngotracheobronchitis
  • Infectious disorder of trachea
  • Laryngotracheobronchitis

Information for Patients

Acute Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the airways that carry air to your lungs. It causes a cough that often brings up mucus. It can also cause shortness of breath, wheezing, a low fever, and chest tightness. There are two main types of bronchitis: acute and chronic.

Most cases of acute bronchitis get better within several days. But your cough can last for several weeks after the infection is gone.

The same viruses that cause colds and the flu often cause acute bronchitis. These viruses spread through the air when people cough, or though physical contact (for example, on unwashed hands). Being exposed to tobacco smoke, air pollution, dusts, vapors, and fumes can also cause acute bronchitis. Less often, bacteria can also cause acute bronchitis.

To diagnose acute bronchitis, your health care provider will ask about your symptoms and listen to your breathing. You may also have other tests.

Treatments include rest, fluids, and aspirin (for adults) or acetaminophen to treat fever. A humidifier or steam can also help. You may need inhaled medicine to open your airways if you are wheezing. Antibiotics won't help if the cause is viral. You may get antibiotics if the cause is bacterial.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Bronchitis - acute
  • Postural drainage
  • Routine sputum culture

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Haemophilus Infections

Haemophilus is the name of a group of bacteria. There are several types of Haemophilus. They can cause different types of illnesses involving breathing, bones and joints, and the nervous system.

One common type, Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b), causes serious disease. It usually strikes children under 5 years old. Your child can get Hib disease by being around other children or adults who may have the bacteria and not know it. The germs spread from person to person. If the germs stay in the child's nose and throat, the child probably will not get sick. But sometimes the germs spread into the lungs or the bloodstream, and then Hib can cause serious problems such as meningitis and pneumonia.

Treatment is with antibiotics. There is a vaccine to prevent Hib disease. All children younger than 5 years of age should be vaccinated with the Hib vaccine.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib) Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Hib Disease: Information for Parents (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Hib Disease: Information for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Hib Disease: Information for Parents (American Academy of Family Physicians)

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