ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 23, 2017
  ICD-10 Code for Bronchitis & pneumonitis due to chemicals, gases, fumes & vapors J68.0

J68.0 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J68.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 10 Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99)
Section J60-J70 Lung diseases due to external agents (J60-J70)
Category J68 Respiratory conditions due to inhalation of chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Chemical bronchitis (acute)
See also ICD 10 code for

Related Terms to “Bronchitis and pneumonitis due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors”

  • Bronchiolitis(acute) (infective) (subacute) - J21.9
  • Bronchitis(diffuse) (fibrinous) (hypostatic) (infective) (membranous) - J40
    • acute or subacute(with bronchospasm or obstruction) - J20.9
      • chemical(due to gases, fumes or vapors) - J68.0
      • due to
        • fumes or vapors - J68.0
    • aspiration(due to fumes or vapors) - J68.0
    • chemical(acute) (subacute) - J68.0
      • due to fumes or vapors - J68.0
    • due to gases, fumes or vapors(chemical) - J68.0
  • Disease, diseasedSee also Syndrome
  • Pneumonia(acute) (double) (migratory) (purulent) (septic) (unresolved) - J18.9
    • broncho-, bronchial(confluent) (croupous) (diffuse) (disseminated) (hemorrhagic) (involving lobes) (lobar) (terminal) - J18.0
      • inhalation — See also Pneumonia, aspiration
        • due to fumes or vapors(chemical) - J68.0
    • in(due to)
      • fumes and vapors(chemical) (inhalation) - J68.0
    • nitrogen dioxide - J68.0
  • Pneumonitis(acute) (primary)See also Pneumonia
    • aspiration - J69.0
      • due to
        • fumes or gases - J68.0
    • chemical(due to gases, fumes or vapors) (inhalation) - J68.0
    • crack(cocaine) - J68.0
    • due to
      • beryllium - J68.0
      • cadmium - J68.0
      • crack(cocaine) - J68.0
      • fluorocarbon-polymer - J68.0
      • fumes or vapors - J68.0
      • gases, fumes or vapors(inhalation) - J68.0
      • manganese - J68.0
      • nitrogen dioxide - J68.0
      • vanadium - J68.0
  • Silo-fillers' disease - J68.8
    • bronchitis - J68.0
    • pneumonitis - J68.0
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J68.0 Bronchitis and pneumonitis due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors

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