Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 508.8
Respiratory conditions due to other specified external agents
  • Short description: Resp cond: ext agent NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 508.8 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 508.8 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 508.8.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 508.8: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acute pulmonary radiation disease
  • Aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease
  • High altitude pulmonary edema
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 508.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J70.8 Respiratory conditions due to other specified external agents
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 508.8:
  • Bronchitis (diffuse) (hypostatic) (infectious) (inflammatory) (simple) 490
    • acute or subacute 466.0
      • with
      • chemical (due to fumes or vapors) 506.0
      • due to
        • fumes or vapors 506.0
        • radiation 508.8
  • Condition - see also Disease
    • respiratory NEC 519.9
      • acute or subacute NEC 519.9
        • due to
          • external agent 508.9
            • specified type NEC 508.8
          • fumes or vapors (chemical) (inhalation) 506.3
          • radiation 508.0
      • chronic NEC 519.9
        • due to
          • external agent 508.9
            • specified type NEC 508.8
          • fumes or vapors (chemical) (inhalation) 506.4
          • radiation 508.1
      • due to
        • external agent 508.9
          • specified type NEC 508.8
        • fumes or vapors (chemical) inhalation 506.9
        • smoke inhalation 508.2
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • respiratory (tract) 519.9
      • acute or subacute (upper) NEC 465.9
      • chronic 519.9
        • arising in the perinatal period 770.7
        • due to fumes or vapors 506.4
      • due to
        • aspiration of liquids or solids 508.9
        • external agents NEC 508.9
          • specified NEC 508.8
        • fumes or vapors 506.9
      • fetus or newborn NEC 770.9
      • obstructive 496
      • smoke inhalation 508.2
      • specified type NEC 519.8
      • upper (acute) (infectious) NEC 465.9
  • Edema, edematous 782.3
    • lung 514
      • acute 518.4
        • with heart disease or failure (see also Failure, ventricular, left) 428.1
        • chemical (due to fumes or vapors) 506.1
        • due to
          • external agent(s) NEC 508.9
            • specified NEC 508.8
          • fumes and vapors (chemical) (inhalation) 506.1
          • radiation 508.0
      • chemical (acute) 506.1
      • chronic 514
        • chemical (due to fumes or vapors) 506.4
        • due to
          • external agent(s) NEC 508.9
            • specified NEC 508.8
          • fumes or vapors (chemical) (inhalation) 506.4
          • radiation 508.1
      • due to
        • external agent 508.9
          • specified NEC 508.8
        • high altitude 993.2
        • near drowning 994.1
      • postoperative 518.4
      • terminal 514
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