Billable Medical Code for Painful Respiration
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 786.52
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 786.52.
Pleuritic chest pain is also known as anterior pleuritic pain, chest pain pleuritic, chest pain pleuritic anterior, chest wall pain, painful respiration (breathing) anterior chest wall, pleuritic chest pain, and pleuritic pain. This applies to pain: anterior chest wall, pleuritic, and pleurodynia.
Pleuritic Chest Pain Definition and Symptoms
Pleuritic chest pain is when the membrane that surrounds the lungs becomes inflamed. This inflammation typically occurs because an infection is present. Symptoms include sharp chest pains, chest pains that worsen when you cough or sneeze, shortness of breath, cough, and fever in some cases.