Respiratory conditions due to chemical fumes and vapors (506)
ICD-9 code 506 for Respiratory conditions due to chemical fumes and vapors is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -PNEUMOCONIOSES AND OTHER LUNG DISEASES DUE TO EXTERNAL AGENTS (500-508).
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