Chapter: Diseases of the respiratory system

Chapter number: X

ICD-10 range: J00-J99

Number of Diseases: 165

Info: This category in the ICD-10 classification involves conditions affecting the organs and structures that are essential for breathing. This includes diseases such as asthma (an inflammatory condition of the airways), pneumonia (an infection in the lungs), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, a long-term lung disease), and lung cancer. Symptoms often involve difficulties in breathing, coughing, wheezing, or chest discomfort. Treatments may range from inhalers and other medications to manage symptoms, to more invasive procedures such as surgery for more severe conditions like lung cancer. Understanding this category is critical for diagnosing, treating, and understanding the prevalence of respiratory disorders, ultimately aiming to improve respiratory health and quality of life.

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