Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 493.81
Exercise induced bronchospasm
  • Short description: Exercse ind bronchospasm.
  • ICD-9-CM 493.81 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 493.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 493.81.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 493.81: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Asthma, exercise induced
  • Exercise induced asthma
  • Exercise-induced asthma
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 493.81 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J45.990 Exercise induced bronchospasm
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 493.81:
  • Asthma, asthmatic (bronchial) (catarrh) (spasmodic) 493.9
    • exercise induced bronchospasm 493.81
  • Bronchorrhea (chronic) (purulent) 491.0
    • acute 466.0
      • with
        • asthma - see Asthma
        • bronchiolitis, acute 466.19
          • due to respiratory syncytial virus 466.11
        • bronchitis - see Bronchitis
        • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 496
        • emphysema - see Emphysema
          • due to external agent - see Condition, respiratory, acute, due to
      • acute 519.11
      • exercise induced 493.81
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