ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 502

Silica pneumocon NEC

Diagnosis Code 502

ICD-9: 502
Short Description: Silica pneumocon NEC
Long Description: Pneumoconiosis due to other silica or silicates
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 502

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
    • Pneumoconioses and other lung diseases due to external agents (500-508)
      • 502 Pneumoconiosis due to other silica or silicates

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Acute silicosis
  • Chalicosis
  • Chronic silicosis
  • Complicated silicosis
  • Diatomaceous earth disease
  • Kaolinosis
  • Massive silicotic fibrosis
  • Massive silicotic fibrosis of lung
  • Metal polish causing toxic effect
  • Pneumoconiosis due to silica
  • Pneumoconiosis due to silicates
  • Pneumoconiosis due to talc
  • Schistosis
  • Siderosilicosis
  • Silicotuberculosis
  • Simple silicosis
  • Subacute silicosis

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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