ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J85

Abscess of lung and mediastinum

Diagnosis Code J85

ICD-10: J85
Short Description: Abscess of lung and mediastinum
Long Description: Abscess of lung and mediastinum
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J85

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Suppurative and necrotic conditions of the lower respiratory tract (J85-J86)
      • Abscess of lung and mediastinum (J85)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code J85 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    Information for Patients


    An abscess is a pocket of pus. You can get an abscess almost anywhere in your body. When an area of your body becomes infected, your body's immune system tries to fight the infection. White blood cells go to the infected area, collect within the damaged tissue, and cause inflammation. During this process, pus forms. Pus is a mixture of living and dead white blood cells, germs, and dead tissue.

    Bacteria, viruses, parasites and swallowed objects can all lead to abscesses. Skin abscesses are easy to detect. They are red, raised and painful. Abscesses inside your body may not be obvious and can damage organs, including the brain, lungs and others. Treatments include drainage and antibiotics.

    • Abscess
    • Abscess scan - radioactive
    • Amebic liver abscess
    • Anorectal abscess
    • Bartholin cyst or abscess
    • Brain abscess
    • Epidural abscess
    • Intra-abdominal abscess
    • Pancreatic abscess
    • Perirenal abscess
    • Peritonsillar abscess
    • Pilonidal cyst resection
    • Pyogenic liver abscess
    • Retropharyngeal abscess
    • Skin abscess
    • Subareolar abscess
    • Tooth abscess

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    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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