ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Apr 25, 2019

See: Pleural effusion, not elsewhere classified

  ICD-10 Code for Pleural effusion, not elsewhere classified J90

J90 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J90 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 10 Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99)
Section J90-J94 Other diseases of the pleura (J90-J94)
Category J90 Pleural effusion, not elsewhere classified

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Encysted pleurisy
  • Pleural effusion NOS
  • Pleurisy with effusion (exudative) (serous)
  • chylous (pleural) effusion (J94.0)
  • malignant pleural effusion (J91.0))
  • pleurisy NOS (R09.1)
  • tuberculous pleural effusion (A15.6)

Related Terms to “Pleural effusion, not elsewhere classified”

  • Effusion
    • pleura, pleurisy, pleuritic, pleuropericardial - J90
  • Pleurisy(acute) (adhesive) (chronic) (costal) (diaphragmatic) (double) (dry) (fibrinous) (fibrous) (interlobar) (latent) (plastic) (primary) (residual) (sicca) (sterile) (subacute) (unresolved) - R09.1
    • with
      • effusion - J90
    • pneumococcal - J90
    • streptococcal - J90
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