COPD, without exacerbation

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ICD10 Diagnosis
Dx: COPD, without exacerbation
ICD10 code: J44.8
Pre-ICD10 counterpart: COPD
Charlson/ALERT Scale: Chronic pulmonary disease
APACHE Como Component: Respiratory
APACHE Acute Component: COPD
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Additional Info

  • COPD refers to a group of lung disorders which have similar clinical presentation and course but different histopathological appearances (i.e. how they look under the microscope). Primarily COPD is a combination of "pulmonary emphysema" and "chronic bronchitis", with many or most patients having histopathological characteristics of both.
  • A potentially BIG source of confusion is that the "Chronic bronchitis" which is a form of COPD, is DIFFERENT from Bronchitis, chronic, infectious or noninfectious.
    • Part of the reason for this confusion is that sometimes clinicians use "Chronic bronchitis" and "COPD" interchangeably if a patient is the so-called "blue bloater" phenotype of COPD.

Use this code to code COPD as a Comorbid Diagnosis.

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