Non-specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 493.2
Chronic obstructive asthma
  • There are 3 ICD-9-CM codes below 493.2 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 493.2: 2013 2014.
493.2 Excludes
Applies To
  • Asthma with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD]
  • Chronic asthmatic bronchitis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 493.2:
  • Asthma, asthmatic (bronchial) (catarrh) (spasmodic) 493.9
    • with
      • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 493.2
      • hay fever 493.0
      • rhinitis, allergic 493.0
  • Bronchitis (diffuse) (hypostatic) (infectious) (inflammatory) (simple) 490
    • asthmatic (acute) 493.90
      • with
      • chronic 493.2
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • pulmonary - see also Disease, lung
      • amyloid 277.39 [517.8]
      • artery 417.9
      • circulation, circulatory 417.9
      • diffuse obstructive (chronic) 496
        • with
          • acute bronchitis 491.22
          • asthma (chronic) (obstructive) 493.2
          • exacerbation NEC (acute) 491.21
      • heart (chronic) 416.9
      • hypertensive (vascular) 416.0
      • obstructive diffuse (chronic) 496
      • valve (see also Endocarditis, pulmonary) 424.3
  • Dyspnea (nocturnal) (paroxysmal) 786.09
    • asthmatic (bronchial) (see also Asthma) 493.9
      • with bronchitis (see also Asthma) 493.9
        • chronic 493.2
      • cardiac (see also Failure, ventricular, left) 428.1
  • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
    • airway NEC 519.8
      • with
        • allergic alveolitis NEC 495.9
        • asthma NEC (see also Asthma) 493.9
        • bronchiectasis 494.0
          • with acute exacerbation 494.1
        • bronchitis (see also Bronchitis, with, obstruction) 491.20
        • emphysema NEC 492.8
      • chronic 496
        • with
          • allergic alveolitis NEC 495.5
          • asthma NEC (see also Asthma) 493.2
          • bronchiectasis 494.0
            • with acute exacerbation 494.1
          • bronchitis (chronic) (see also Bronchitis, chronic, obstructive) 491.20
          • emphysema NEC 492.8
      • due to
    • asthma (chronic) (with obstructive pulmonary disease) 493.2
    • lung 518.89
      • with
        • asthma - see Asthma
        • bronchitis (chronic) 491.20
        • emphysema NEC 492.8
      • airway, chronic 496
      • chronic NEC 496
        • with
          • asthma (chronic) (obstructive) 493.2
      • disease, chronic 496
        • with
          • asthma (chronic) (obstructive) 493.2
      • emphysematous 492.8
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