Diagnosis Code J20.9
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code J20.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 466.0 - Acute bronchitis (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Acute bacterial bronchitis
- Acute bronchitis
- Acute bronchitis with bronchospasm
- Acute bronchitis with obstruction
- Acute fibrinous bronchitis
- Acute fibrinous laryngotracheobronchitis
- Acute infective bronchitis
- Acute infective tracheobronchitis
- Acute laryngotracheitis
- Acute membranous bronchitis
- Acute purulent bronchitis
- Acute tracheobronchitis
- Acute wheezy bronchitis
- Croupous bronchitis
- Purulent bronchitis
- Septic bronchitis
- Subacute bronchitis
Information for Patients
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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Postural drainage (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Routine sputum culture (Medical Encyclopedia)