ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J66.8

Airway disease due to other specific organic dusts

Diagnosis Code J66.8

ICD-10: J66.8
Short Description: Airway disease due to other specific organic dusts
Long Description: Airway disease due to other specific organic dusts
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J66.8

Valid for Submission
The code J66.8 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Lung diseases due to external agents (J60-J70)
      • Airway disease due to specific organic dust (J66)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code J66.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 196 - INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE WITH MCC
  • 197 - INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE WITH CC
  • 198 - INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Synonyms
  • Pulmonary mycotoxicosis
  • Sisal workers' disease
  • Toxic inhalation-induced febrile illness

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.

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