Dyspnea (nocturnal) (paroxysmal)

Alphabetical Index

Use the alphabetical index for the main term dyspnea (nocturnal) (paroxysmal) to review the available sub terms and properly select the ICD-10 code with the highest degree of specificity. Instructional notations will guide the coder with information such as "see", "see also", "with", "without", "due to", and "code by site".

  • Dyspnea (nocturnal) (paroxysmal) - R06.00 Dyspnea, unspecified
    • asthmatic (bronchial) - J45.909 Unspecified asthma, uncomplicated
      • cardiac - See: Failure, ventricular, left;
      • with
        • bronchitis - J45.909 Unspecified asthma, uncomplicated
          • chronic - J44.9 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified
          • with
            • exacerbation (acute) - J45.901 Unspecified asthma with (acute) exacerbation
            • status asthmaticus - J45.902 Unspecified asthma with status asthmaticus
        • exacerbation (acute) - J45.901 Unspecified asthma with (acute) exacerbation
        • status asthmaticus - J45.902 Unspecified asthma with status asthmaticus
    • cardiac - See: Failure, ventricular, left;
    • functional - F45.8 Other somatoform disorders
    • hyperventilation - R06.4 Hyperventilation
    • hysterical - F45.8 Other somatoform disorders
    • newborn - P28.89 Other specified respiratory conditions of newborn
    • orthopnea - R06.01 Orthopnea
    • psychogenic - F45.8 Other somatoform disorders
    • shortness of breath - R06.02 Shortness of breath
    • specified type NEC - R06.09 Other forms of dyspnea

Clinical Terms

The following are some of the clinical term definitions related or applicable to dyspnea (nocturnal) (paroxysmal) within the ICD-10 index for Diseases and Injuries.

Bronchitis: Inflammation of the large airways in the lung including any part of the BRONCHI, from the PRIMARY BRONCHI to the TERTIARY BRONCHI.

Hyperventilation: A pulmonary ventilation rate faster than is metabolically necessary for the exchange of gases. It is the result of an increased frequency of breathing, an increased tidal volume, or a combination of both. It causes an excess intake of oxygen and the blowing off of carbon dioxide.

Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first 28 days after birth.

Dyspnea: Difficult or labored breathing.