ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 506.1

Fum/vapor ac pulm edema

Diagnosis Code 506.1

ICD-9: 506.1
Short Description: Fum/vapor ac pulm edema
Long Description: Acute pulmonary edema due to fumes and vapors
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 506.1

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
    • Pneumoconioses and other lung diseases due to external agents (500-508)
      • 506 Respiratory conditions due to chemical fumes and vapors

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • J68.1 - Pulmonary edema due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 506.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Edema, edematous 782.3
      • lung 514
        • acute 518.4
          • chemical (due to fumes or vapors) 506.1
          • due to
            • fumes and vapors (chemical) (inhalation) 506.1
        • chemical (acute) 506.1
          • chronic 506.4

Information for Patients

Acute 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. It can also cause shortness of breath, wheezing, a low fever, and chest tightness. There are two main types of bronchitis: acute and chronic.

Most cases of acute bronchitis get better within several days. But your cough can last for several weeks after the infection is gone.

The same viruses that cause colds and the flu often cause acute bronchitis. These viruses spread through the air when people cough, or though physical contact (for example, on unwashed hands). Being exposed to tobacco smoke, air pollution, dusts, vapors, and fumes can also cause acute bronchitis. Less often, bacteria can also cause acute bronchitis.

To diagnose acute bronchitis, your health care provider will ask about your symptoms and listen to your breathing. You may also have other tests.

Treatments include rest, fluids, and aspirin (for adults) or acetaminophen to treat fever. A humidifier or steam can also help. You may need inhaled medicine to open your airways if you are wheezing. Antibiotics won't help if the cause is viral. You may get antibiotics if the cause is bacterial.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Bronchitis - acute
  • Postural drainage
  • Routine sputum culture

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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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