ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 519.8

Resp system disease NEC

Diagnosis Code 519.8

ICD-9: 519.8
Short Description: Resp system disease NEC
Long Description: Other diseases of respiratory system, not elsewhere classified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 519.8

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (460–519)
    • Other diseases of respiratory system (510-519)
      • 519 Other diseases of respiratory system

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Acute lower respiratory tract infection
  • Acute respiratory infection
  • Asbestos-induced pleural plaque
  • Aspiration syndrome in the adult
  • Bacterial lower respiratory infection
  • Chest cold
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection
  • Disorder of bronchial anastomosis
  • Expiratory partial airway obstruction
  • Infection of lower respiratory tract and mediastinum
  • Infectious disorder of trachea
  • Inflammatory disorder of lower respiratory tract
  • Inhalation and ingestion of food causing obstruction of respiratory tract or suffocation
  • Inhalation or ingestion of foreign body with respiratory obstruction or suffocation
  • Inherited mucociliary clearance defect
  • Injury of respiratory system
  • Inspiratory and expiratory partial airway obstruction
  • Inspiratory partial airway obstruction
  • Lower respiratory tract infection
  • Obstruction of airway by tongue
  • Obstruction of lower respiratory tract
  • On examination - nonspecific respiratory lesion
  • On examination - respiratory obstruction
  • Partial obstruction of airway by blood
  • Partial obstruction of airway by foreign body
  • Partial obstruction of airway by tongue
  • Partially obstructed airway
  • Pendelluft
  • Polycythemia due to cyanotic respiratory disease
  • Postoperative lower respiratory tract infection
  • Prolonged expiration
  • Pulmonary decompression injury
  • Radiation respiratory disease
  • Recurrent lower respiratory tract infection
  • Respiratory obstruction
  • Respiratory tract congestion
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Shrinking lung syndrome
  • Sleep hypoventilation due to lower airway obstruction
  • Smoker's respiratory syndrome
  • Supraglottic airway obstruction
  • Totally obstructed airway
  • Traumatic chylothorax
  • Upper airway resistance syndrome
  • Upper respiratory tract obstruction
  • Viral lower respiratory infection
  • Viral respiratory infection

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Breathing Problems

When you're short of breath, it's hard or uncomfortable for you to take in the oxygen your body needs. You may feel as if you're not getting enough air. Sometimes mild breathing problems are from a stuffy nose or hard exercise. But shortness of breath can also be a sign of a serious disease.

Many conditions can make you feel short of breath. Lung conditions such as asthma, emphysema or pneumonia cause breathing difficulties. So can problems with your trachea or bronchi, which are part of your airway system. Heart disease can make you feel breathless if your heart cannot pump enough blood to supply oxygen to your body. Stress caused by anxiety can also make it hard for you to breathe. If you often have trouble breathing, it is important to find out the cause.

  • Blood gases
  • Breath sounds
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Breathing difficulty - lying down
  • Home apnea monitor use - infants
  • How to breathe when you are short of breath
  • How to Properly Put On, Take Off a Disposable Respirator (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS)
  • Palliative care - shortness of breath
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Rapid shallow breathing
  • Stridor
  • Transient tachypnea - newborn
  • Traveling with breathing problems
  • Turbinate surgery
  • Wheezing

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Lung Diseases

When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen from the air and deliver it to the bloodstream. The cells in your body need oxygen to work and grow. During a normal day, you breathe nearly 25,000 times. People with lung disease have difficulty breathing. Millions of people in the U.S. have lung disease. If all types of lung disease are lumped together, it is the number three killer in the United States.

The term lung disease refers to many disorders affecting the lungs, such as asthma, COPD, infections like influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis, lung cancer, and many other breathing problems. Some lung diseases can lead to respiratory failure.

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  • Alveolar abnormalities
  • Blood gases
  • Breath sounds
  • Chemical pneumonitis
  • Chest tube insertion
  • Coal worker's pneumoconiosis
  • Coughing up blood
  • Drug-induced pulmonary disease
  • Empyema
  • Goodpasture syndrome
  • Lung diffusion testing
  • Lung disease
  • Lung gallium scan
  • Lung PET scan
  • Lung plethysmography
  • Lung surgery
  • Lung surgery - discharge
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome
  • Open lung biopsy
  • Pulmonary aspergilloma
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Pulmonary nocardiosis
  • Rapid shallow breathing
  • Respiratory acidosis
  • Respiratory alkalosis
  • Rheumatoid lung disease
  • Solitary pulmonary nodule
  • Swan-Ganz - right heart catheterization
  • Transient tachypnea - newborn
  • Using oxygen at home
  • Wheezing

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