Diagnosis Code J66
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code J66 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Type 2 Excludes Notes: "And"
The word “and” should be interpreted to mean either “and” or “or” when it appears in a title.
- allergic alveolitis (J67.-)
- asbestosis (J61)
- bagassosis (J67.1)
- farmer's lung (J67.0)
- hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to organic dust (J67.-)
- reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (J68.3)
Information for Patients
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