ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 491.0

Simple chr bronchitis

Diagnosis Code 491.0

ICD-9: 491.0
Short Description: Simple chr bronchitis
Long Description: Simple chronic bronchitis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 491.0

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and allied conditions (490-496)
      • 491 Chronic bronchitis

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • J41.0 - Simple chronic bronchitis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Chronic Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the airways that carry air to your lungs. It causes a cough that often brings up mucus, as well as shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness. There are two main types of bronchitis: acute and chronic.

Chronic bronchitis is one type of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The inflamed bronchi produce a lot of mucus. This leads to cough and difficulty getting air in and out of the lungs. Cigarette smoking is the most common cause. Breathing in other fumes and dusts over a long period of time may also cause chronic bronchitis. Treatment will help your symptoms, but chronic bronchitis is a long-term condition that keeps coming back or never goes away completely.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • How to breathe when you are short of breath
  • Traveling with breathing problems
  • Using oxygen at home

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