Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 493.92
Asthma unspecified with (acute) exacerbation
  • Short description: Asthma NOS w (ac) exac.
  • ICD-9-CM 493.92 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 493.92 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 493.92.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 493.92: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acute exacerbation of intermittent allergic asthma
  • Acute exacerbation of mild persistent allergic asthma
  • Acute exacerbation of mild persistent asthma
  • Acute exacerbation of moderate persistent allergic asthma
  • Acute exacerbation of moderate persistent asthma
  • Acute exacerbation of severe persistent allergic asthma
  • Acute exacerbation of severe persistent asthma
  • Allergic asthma w acute exacerbation
  • Allergic asthma with acute exacerbation
  • Asthma w acute exacerbation
  • Asthma, intermittent W acute exacerbation
  • Asthma, intermittent with acute exacerbation
  • Asthma, persistent, mild with acute exacerbation
  • Asthma, persistent, moderate with acute exacerbation
  • Asthma, persistent, severe with acute exacerbation
  • Asthma, W acute exacerbation
  • Asthma, with acute exacerbation (flare-up)
  • Exacerbation of asthma
  • Exacerbation of intermittent asthma
  • Intermittent allergic asthma w acute exacerbation
  • Intermittent allergic asthma with acute exacerbation
  • Intermittent asthma w acute exacerbation
  • Intermittent asthma with acute exacerbation
  • Mild persistent allergic asthma w acute exacerbation
  • Mild persistent allergic asthma with acute exacerbation
  • Mild persistent asthma w acute exacerbation
  • Moderate persistent allergic asthma w acute exacerbation
  • Moderate persistent allergic asthma with acute exacerbation
  • Moderate persistent asthma w acute exacerbation
  • Severe persistent allergic asthma w acute exacerbation
  • Severe persistent allergic asthma with acute exacerbation
  • Severe persistent asthma w acute exacerbation
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 493.92 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J45.901 Unspecified asthma with (acute) exacerbation
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 493.92:
  • Bronchitis (diffuse) (hypostatic) (infectious) (inflammatory) (simple) 490
    • asthmatic (acute) 493.90
      • with
        • acute exacerbation 493.92
        • status asthmaticus 493.91
      • chronic 493.2
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