ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 508.0

Ac pul manif d/t radiat

Diagnosis Code 508.0

ICD-9: 508.0
Short Description: Ac pul manif d/t radiat
Long Description: Acute pulmonary manifestations due to radiation
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 508.0

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (460–519)
    • Pneumoconioses and other lung diseases due to external agents (500-508)
      • 508 Respiratory conditions due to other and unspecified external agents

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • J70.0 - Acute pulmonary manifestations due to radiation

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Radiation Exposure

Radiation is energy that travels in the form of waves or high-speed particles. It occurs naturally in sunlight. Man-made radiation is used in X-rays, nuclear weapons, nuclear power plants and cancer treatment.

If you are exposed to small amounts of radiation over a long time, it raises your risk of cancer. It can also cause mutations in your genes, which you could pass on to any children you have after the exposure. A lot of radiation over a short period, such as from a radiation emergency, can cause burns or radiation sickness. Symptoms of radiation sickness include nausea, weakness, hair loss, skin burns and reduced organ function. If the exposure is large enough, it can cause premature aging or even death. You may be able to take medicine to reduce the radioactive material in your body.

Environmental Protection Agency

  • Radiation sickness

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