COPD, without exacerbation
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|Dx:||COPD, without exacerbation|
|Charlson/ALERT Scale:||Chronic pulmonary disease|
|APACHE Como Component:||Respiratory|
|APACHE Acute Component:||COPD|
|External ICD10 Documentation|
- 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.
- use COPD, without exacerbation or COPD, acute exacerbation if a diagnosis is chronic bronchitis and there is a PRESENCE of COPD.
- use Bronchitis, chronic, infectious or noninfectious if there is an ABSENCE of COPD.
Alternate ICD10s to consider coding instead or in addition
- COPD, acute exacerbation
- Pulmonary emphysema or bullous disease without COPD
- Emphysema, mediastinal or interstitial
- Bronchitis, acute or chronic not specified, infectious or noninfectious
- Bronchitis, chronic, infectious or noninfectious
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