Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 517.3
Acute chest syndrome
  • Billable Code
  • Manifestation Code
  • ICD-9-CM 517.3 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 517.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acute chest syndrome due to sickle cell-hemoglobin C disease crisis
  • Acute chest syndrome due to sickle cell-hemoglobin D disease crisis
  • Acute chest syndrome due to sickle cell-hemoglobin E disease crisis
  • Acute chest syndrome sickle cell HB-C crisis
  • Acute chest syndrome sickle cell HB-D crisis
  • Acute chest syndrome sickle cell HB-E crisis
  • Sickle cell anemia w acute chest syndrome
  • Sickle cell anemia with acute chest syndrome
  • Sickle cell anemia, acute chest syndrome
  • Sickle cell Hgb C disease w acute chest syndrome
  • Sickle cell Hgb D disease w acute chest syndrome
  • Sickle cell Hgb E disease w acute chest syndrome
  • Sickle cell thalassemia disease w acute chest syndrome
  • Sickle cell thalassemia disease with acute chest syndrome
Clinical Information
  • Respiratory syndrome characterized by the appearance of a new pulmonary infiltrate on chest x-ray, accompanied by symptoms of fever, cough, chest pain, tachypnea, or dyspnea, often seen in patients with sickle cell anemia. Multiple factors (e.g., infection, and pulmonary fat embolism) may contribute to the development of the syndrome.
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ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 517.3 describes the manifestation of an underlying disease, not the disease itself, and therefore should not be used as a principal diagnosis.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 517.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J99 Respiratory disorders in diseases classified elsewhere
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 517.3:
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • acute chest 517.3
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