ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J70.5

Respiratory conditions due to smoke inhalation

Diagnosis Code J70.5

ICD-10: J70.5
Short Description: Respiratory conditions due to smoke inhalation
Long Description: Respiratory conditions due to smoke inhalation
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J70.5

Valid for Submission
The code J70.5 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)
      • Respiratory conditions due to other external agents (J70)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code J70.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • 508.2 - Resp cond dt smoke inhal

  • Injury to respiratory system due to inhaled substance
  • Smoke inhalation injury

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code J70.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Inhalation Injuries

There are a variety of substances you can inhale that can cause acute internal injuries. Particles in the air from fires and toxic fumes can damage your eyes and respiratory system. They also can make chronic heart and lung diseases worse.

Symptoms of acute inhalation injuries may include

  • Coughing and phlegm
  • A scratchy throat
  • Irritated sinuses
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Headaches
  • Stinging eyes
  • A runny nose
  • If you already have asthma, it may get worse.

The best way to prevent inhalation injuries is to limit your exposure. If you smell or see smoke, or know that fires are nearby, you should leave the area if you are at greater risk from breathing smoke.

Environmental Protection Agency

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