ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J68.2

Upper resp inflam d/t chemicals, gas, fumes and vapors, NEC

Diagnosis Code J68.2

ICD-10: J68.2
Short Description: Upper resp inflam d/t chemicals, gas, fumes and vapors, NEC
Long Description: Upper respiratory inflammation due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors, not elsewhere classified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J68.2

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
    • Lung diseases due to external agents (J60-J70)
      • Resp cond d/t inhalation of chemicals, gas, fumes and vapors (J68)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code J68.2 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • 506.2 - Fum/vapor up resp inflam

  • Upper respiratory inflammation caused by chemical fumes
  • Upper respiratory inflammation caused by fumes AND/OR vapors

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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