Diagnosis Code J43
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code J43 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.
- compensatory emphysema (J98.3)
- emphysema due to inhalation of chemicals, gases, fumes or vapors (J68.4)
- emphysema WITH "With"
The word “with” should be interpreted to mean “associated with” or “due to” when it appears in a code title, the Alphabetic Index, or an instructional note in the Tabular List. The word “with” in the Alphabetic Index is sequenced immediately following the main term, not in alphabetical order. chronic (obstructive) bronchitis (J44.-)
- emphysematous (obstructive) bronchitis (J44.-)
- interstitial emphysema (J98.2)
- mediastinal emphysema (J98.2)
- neonatal interstitial emphysema (P25.0)
- surgical (subcutaneous) emphysema (T81.82)
- traumatic subcutaneous emphysema (T79.7)
Information for Patients
Emphysema is a type of COPD involving damage to the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs. As a result, your body does not get the oxygen it needs. Emphysema makes it hard to catch your breath. You may also have a chronic cough and have trouble breathing during exercise.
The most common cause is cigarette smoking. If you smoke, quitting can help prevent you from getting the disease. If you already have emphysema, not smoking might keep it from getting worse. Treatment is based on whether your symptoms are mild, moderate or severe. Treatments include inhalers, oxygen, medications and sometimes surgery to relieve symptoms and prevent complications.
- How to breathe when you are short of breath
- Lung diffusion testing
- Lung surgery
- Pulmonary function tests
- Traveling with breathing problems
- Using oxygen at home