Applicable To
  • Bronchitis NOS
  • Bronchitis with tracheitis NOS
  • Catarrhal bronchitis
  • Tracheobronchitis NOS
Use Additional
  • code to identify:
  • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
  • exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period (P96.81)
  • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
  • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
  • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
  • tobacco use (Z72.0)
Type 1 Excludes
  • acute bronchitis (J20.-)
  • allergic bronchitis NOS (J45.909-)
  • asthmatic bronchitis NOS (J45.9-)
  • bronchitis due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors (J68.0)
Clinical Information
  • (bron-kye-tis) inflammation (swelling and reddening) of the bronchi.
  • A disorder characterized by an infectious process involving the bronchi.
  • An acute or chronic inflammatory process affecting the bronchi.
  • Inflammation of the large airways in the lung including any part of the bronchi, from the primary bronchi to the tertiary bronchi.
J40 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J40 Bronchitis, not specified as acute or chronic