ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J84.10

Pulmonary fibrosis, unspecified

Diagnosis Code J84.10

ICD-10: J84.10
Short Description: Pulmonary fibrosis, unspecified
Long Description: Pulmonary fibrosis, unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J84.10

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Other respiratory diseases principally affecting the interstitium (J80-J84)
      • Other interstitial pulmonary diseases (J84)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code J84.10 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Atrophic fibrosis of lung
  • Chronic fibrosis of lung
  • Chronic induration of lung
  • Confluent fibrosis of lung
  • Diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis
  • Fibrosis of lung
  • Induration of lung
  • Localized pulmonary fibrosis
  • Massive fibrosis of lung
  • Multiple hyalinizing granuloma of lung
  • Multiple nodules of lung
  • On examination - fibrosis of lung present
  • Perialveolar fibrosis of lung
  • Peribronchial fibrosis of lung
  • Plasma cell granuloma of lung
  • Post-inflammatory pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary emphysema co-occurrent with fibrosis of lung
  • Pulmonary fibrosis due to Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome
  • Pulmonary granuloma
  • Pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma
  • Pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma
  • Single hyalinizing granuloma of lung
  • Solitary nodule of lung

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Pulmonary Fibrosis

Also called: IPF, Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition in which the tissue deep in your lungs becomes scarred over time. This tissue gets thick and stiff. That makes it hard for you to catch your breath, and your blood may not get enough oxygen.

Causes of pulmonary fibrosis include environmental pollutants, some medicines, some connective tissue diseases, and interstitial lung disease. Interstitial lung disease is the name for a large group of diseases that inflame or scar the lungs. In most cases, the cause cannot be found. This is called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Symptoms include

  • Shortness of breath
  • A dry, hacking cough that doesn't get better
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss for no known reason
  • Aching muscles and joints
  • Clubbing, which is the widening and rounding of the tips of the fingers or toes

Your doctor may use your medical history, imaging tests, a biopsy, and lung function tests to diagnose pulmonary fibrosis. There is no cure. Treatments can help with symptoms and improve your quality of life. They include medicines, oxygen therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, or a lung transplant.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Blood gases (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lung diffusion testing (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pulmonary function tests (Medical Encyclopedia)


Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic, progressive lung disease. This condition causes scar tissue (fibrosis) to build up in the lungs, which makes the lungs unable to transport oxygen into the bloodstream effectively. The disease usually affects people between the ages of 50 and 70.The most common signs and symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are shortness of breath and a persistent dry, hacking cough. Many affected individuals also experience a loss of appetite and gradual weight loss. Some people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis develop widened and rounded tips of the fingers and toes (clubbing) resulting from a shortage of oxygen. These features are relatively nonspecific; not everyone with these health problems has idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Other respiratory diseases, some of which are less serious, can cause similar signs and symptoms.In people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, scarring of the lungs increases over time until the lungs can no longer provide enough oxygen to the body's organs and tissues. Some people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis develop other serious lung conditions, including lung cancer, blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary emboli), pneumonia, or high blood pressure in the blood vessels that supply the lungs (pulmonary hypertension). Most affected individuals survive 3 to 5 years after their diagnosis. However, the course of the disease is highly variable; some affected people become seriously ill within a few months, while others may live with the disease for a decade or longer.In most cases, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis occurs in only one person in a family. These cases are described as sporadic. However, a small percentage of people with this disease have at least one other affected family member. When idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis occurs in multiple members of the same family, it is known as familial pulmonary fibrosis.
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