ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 022.1

Pulmonary anthrax

Diagnosis Code 022.1

ICD-9: 022.1
Short Description: Pulmonary anthrax
Long Description: Pulmonary anthrax
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 022.1

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Zoonotic bacterial diseases (020-027)
      • 022 Anthrax

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Anthrax is a disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, a germ that lives in soil. Many people know about it from the 2001 bioterror attacks. In the attacks, someone purposely spread anthrax through the U.S. mail. This killed five people and made 22 sick.

Anthrax is rare. It affects animals such as cattle, sheep, and goats more often than people. People can get anthrax from contact with infected animals, wool, meat, or hides. It can cause three forms of disease in people. They are

  • Cutaneous, which affects the skin. People with cuts or open sores can get it if they touch the bacteria.
  • Inhalation, which affects the lungs. You can get this if you breathe in spores of the bacteria.
  • Gastrointestinal, which affects the digestive system. You can get it by eating infected meat.

Antibiotics often cure anthrax if it is diagnosed early. But many people don't know they have anthrax until it is too late to treat. A vaccine to prevent anthrax is available for people in the military and others at high risk.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Anthrax
  • Anthrax - blood test
  • Anthrax Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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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.

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

  • Alveolar abnormalities
  • Blood gases
  • Breath sounds
  • Chemical pneumonitis
  • Chest tube insertion
  • Coal worker's pneumoconiosis
  • Coughing up blood
  • Drug-induced pulmonary disease
  • Empyema
  • Goodpasture syndrome
  • Lung diffusion testing
  • Lung disease
  • Lung gallium scan
  • Lung PET scan
  • Lung plethysmography
  • Lung surgery
  • Lung surgery - discharge
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome
  • Open lung biopsy
  • Pulmonary aspergilloma
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Pulmonary nocardiosis
  • Rapid shallow breathing
  • Respiratory acidosis
  • Respiratory alkalosis
  • Rheumatoid lung disease
  • Solitary pulmonary nodule
  • Swan-Ganz - right heart catheterization
  • Transient tachypnea - newborn
  • Using oxygen at home
  • Wheezing

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