ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J62.8

Pneumoconiosis due to other dust containing silica

Diagnosis Code J62.8

ICD-10: J62.8
Short Description: Pneumoconiosis due to other dust containing silica
Long Description: Pneumoconiosis due to other dust containing silica
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J62.8

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
    • Lung diseases due to external agents (J60-J70)
      • Pneumoconiosis due to dust containing silica (J62)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code J62.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Acute silicosis
  • Chalicosis
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Chronic silicosis
  • Complicated silicosis
  • Diatomaceous earth disease
  • Fullers' earth disease
  • Liparitosis
  • Massive fibrosis of lung
  • Massive silicotic fibrosis
  • Massive silicotic fibrosis of lung
  • Pneumoconiosis caused by silica
  • Pneumoconiosis caused by silicate
  • Schistosis
  • Siderosilicosis
  • Simple silicosis
  • Subacute silicosis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code J62.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Interstitial Lung Diseases

Interstitial lung disease is the name for a large group of diseases that inflame or scar the lungs. The inflammation and scarring make it hard to get enough oxygen. The scarring is called pulmonary fibrosis.

Breathing in dust or other particles in the air is responsible for some types of interstitial lung diseases. Specific types include

  • Black lung disease among coal miners, from inhaling coal dust
  • Farmer's lung, from inhaling farm dust
  • Asbestosis, from inhaling asbestos fibers
  • Siderosis, from inhaling iron from mines or welding fumes
  • Silicosis, from inhaling silica dust

Other causes include autoimmune diseases or occupational exposures to molds, gases, or fumes. Some types of interstitial lung disease have no known cause.

Treatment depends on the type of exposure and the stage of the disease. It may involve medicines, oxygen therapy, or a lung transplant in severe cases.

  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Interstitial lung disease - adults - discharge
  • Pulmonary function tests

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