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What is the ICD 10 code for pulmonary fibrosis?
In respect to this, what is the ICD 10 code for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?
ICD-10-CM Code J84. 112. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
One may also ask, what is pulmonary fibrosis? Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic and progressive lung disease where the air sacs in the lungs, called the alveoli, become scarred and stiff, making it difficult to breathe and get enough oxygen into the bloodstream.
Moreover, how do you get pulmonary fibrosis?
Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disease that occurs when lung tissue becomes damaged and scarred. This thickened, stiff tissue makes it more difficult for your lungs to work properly. The scarring associated with pulmonary fibrosis can be caused by a multitude of factors.
Can pulmonary fibrosis be cured?
There's currently no cure for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The main aim of treatment is to relieve the symptoms as much as possible and slow down its progression. As the condition becomes more advanced, end of life (palliative) care will be offered.