ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 500

Coal workers' pneumocon

Diagnosis Code 500

ICD-9: 500
Short Description: Coal workers' pneumocon
Long Description: Coal workers' pneumoconiosis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 500

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
    • Pneumoconioses and other lung diseases due to external agents (500-508)
      • 500 Coalworkers' pneumoconiosis

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
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Adult diagnoses (age 15 through 124) Additional informationCallout TooltipAdult diagnoses (age 15 through 124)
Adult diagnoses: Age range is 15–124 years inclusive.

Convert to ICD-10 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
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  • J60 - Coalworker's pneumoconiosis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Interstitial Lung Diseases

Interstitial lung disease is the name for a large group of diseases that inflame or scar the lungs. The inflammation and scarring make it hard to get enough oxygen. The scarring is called pulmonary fibrosis.

Breathing in dust or other particles in the air is responsible for some types of interstitial lung diseases. Specific types include

  • Black lung disease among coal miners, from inhaling coal dust
  • Farmer's lung, from inhaling farm dust
  • Asbestosis, from inhaling asbestos fibers
  • Siderosis, from inhaling iron from mines or welding fumes
  • Silicosis, from inhaling silica dust

Other causes include autoimmune diseases or occupational exposures to molds, gases, or fumes. Some types of interstitial lung disease have no known cause.

Treatment depends on the type of exposure and the stage of the disease. It may involve medicines, oxygen therapy, or a lung transplant in severe cases.

  • Byssinosis
  • Caplan syndrome
  • Coal worker's pneumoconiosis
  • Histiocytosis
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Industrial bronchitis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Interstitial lung disease - adults - discharge
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Silicosis

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