ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J43


Diagnosis Code J43

ICD-10: J43
Short Description: Emphysema
Long Description: Emphysema
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J43

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40-J47)
      • Emphysema (J43)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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

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