ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J63.6

Pneumoconiosis due to other specified inorganic dusts

Diagnosis Code J63.6

ICD-10: J63.6
Short Description: Pneumoconiosis due to other specified inorganic dusts
Long Description: Pneumoconiosis due to other specified inorganic dusts
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J63.6

Valid for Submission
The code J63.6 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Lung diseases due to external agents (J60-J70)
      • Pneumoconiosis due to other inorganic dusts (J63)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code J63.6 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Antimony pneumoconiosis
  • Baritosis
  • Bituminosis
  • Carbon electrode makers' pneumoconiosis
  • Cerium pneumoconiosis
  • Cobalt poisoning
  • Cobaltosis
  • Collagenous pneumoconiosis
  • Drug-induced pneumonitis
  • Drug-induced pneumonitis
  • Drug-induced pneumonitis
  • Erionite pneumoconiosis
  • Hard metal pneumoconiosis
  • Kaolinosis
  • Metal pneumoconiosis
  • Mica pneumoconiosis
  • Mixed mineral dust pneumoconiosis
  • Nickel pneumoconiosis
  • Pneumoconiosis caused by inorganic dust
  • Poisoning caused by iron
  • Pulmonary siderosis
  • Schistosis
  • Silver poisoning
  • Silver polishers' lung disease
  • Thorium pneumoconiosis
  • Toxic effect of antimony and/or its compounds
  • Zirconium pneumoconiosis

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.

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  • Pulmonary function tests (Medical Encyclopedia)

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