ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J70.9

Respiratory conditions due to unspecified external agent

Diagnosis Code J70.9

ICD-10: J70.9
Short Description: Respiratory conditions due to unspecified external agent
Long Description: Respiratory conditions due to unspecified external agent
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J70.9

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code J70.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • 508.9 - Resp cond: ext agent NOS

  • Acute pulmonary edema
  • Acute pulmonary edema
  • Acute pulmonary edema caused by fumes AND/OR vapors
  • Acute toxic tracheobronchitis
  • Chemical-induced pulmonary edema
  • Environmental lung disease
  • Extrinsic allergic respiratory disease
  • Foreign body in esophagus
  • Interruption of respiration caused by foreign body in esophagus
  • Lung disease due to external agents
  • Millers' asthma
  • Pulmonary aspiration
  • Respiratory compression caused by foreign body in esophagus
  • Respiratory obstruction caused by foreign body in esophagus
  • Silo-fillers' disease
  • Toxic pulmonary edema
  • Toxic pulmonary edema
  • Weavers' cough

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code J70.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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.

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  • 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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