ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J70

Respiratory conditions due to other external agents

Diagnosis Code J70

ICD-10: J70
Short Description: Respiratory conditions due to other external agents
Long Description: Respiratory conditions due to other external agents
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J70

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Lung diseases due to external agents (J60-J70)
      • Respiratory conditions due to other external agents (J70)

Information for Patients


Lung Diseases

When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen from the air and deliver it to the bloodstream. The cells in your body need oxygen to work and grow. During a normal day, you breathe nearly 25,000 times. People with lung disease have difficulty breathing. Millions of people in the U.S. have lung disease. If all types of lung disease are lumped together, it is the number three killer in the United States.

The term lung disease refers to many disorders affecting the lungs, such as asthma, COPD, infections like influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis, lung cancer, and many other breathing problems. Some lung diseases can lead to respiratory failure.

Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health

  • Alveolar abnormalities
  • Blood gases
  • Breath sounds
  • Chemical pneumonitis
  • Chest tube insertion
  • Coughing up blood
  • Lung disease
  • Lung PET scan
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Solitary pulmonary nodule


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