ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 518.4

Acute lung edema NOS

Diagnosis Code 518.4

ICD-9: 518.4
Short Description: Acute lung edema NOS
Long Description: Acute edema of lung, unspecified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 518.4

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
    • Other diseases of respiratory system (510-519)
      • 518 Other diseases of lung

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • J81.0 - Acute pulmonary edema

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Also called: Dropsy

Edema means swelling caused by fluid in your body's tissues. It usually occurs in the feet, ankles and legs, but it can involve your entire body.

Causes of edema include

  • Eating too much salt
  • Sunburn
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver problems from cirrhosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Problems with lymph nodes, especially after mastectomy
  • Some medicines
  • Standing or walking a lot when the weather is warm

To keep swelling down, your health care provider may recommend keeping your legs raised when sitting, wearing support stockings, limiting how much salt you eat, or taking a medicine called a diuretic - also called a water pill.

  • Abdominal tap
  • Foot, leg, and ankle swelling
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Swelling

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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.

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  • 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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