2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J02.9

Acute pharyngitis, unspecified

Applicable To
  • Gangrenous pharyngitis (acute)
  • Infective pharyngitis (acute) NOS
  • Pharyngitis (acute) NOS
  • Sore throat (acute) NOS
  • Suppurative pharyngitis (acute)
  • Ulcerative pharyngitis (acute)
The following code(s) above J02.9 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to J02.9:
  • J00-J99
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range J00-J99

    Diseases of the respiratory system

    • When a respiratory condition is described as occurring in more than one site and is not specifically indexed, it should be classified to the lower anatomic site (e.g. tracheobronchitis to bronchitis in J40).
    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • smoke inhalation (T59.81-)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Use Additional
    • code, where applicable, 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)
    Diseases of the respiratory system
  • J00-J06
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range J00-J06

    Acute upper respiratory infections

    Type 1 Excludes
    • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection (J44.0)
    • influenza virus with other respiratory manifestations (J09.X2, J10.1, J11.1)
    Acute upper respiratory infections
  • J02
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J02

    Acute pharyngitis

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • acute sore throat
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute laryngopharyngitis (J06.0)
    • peritonsillar abscess (J36)
    • pharyngeal abscess (J39.1)
    • retropharyngeal abscess (J39.0)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • chronic pharyngitis (J31.2)
    Acute pharyngitis
Approximate Synonyms ICD-10-CM J02.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v35.0):

Convert J02.9 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to J02.9:

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J02.9:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J02.9
J01.41 Acute recurrent pansinusitis
J01.8 Other acute sinusitis
J01.80 Other acute sinusitis
J01.81 Other acute recurrent sinusitis
J01.9 Acute sinusitis, unspecified
J01.90 Acute sinusitis, unspecified
J01.91 Acute recurrent sinusitis, unspecified
J02 Acute pharyngitis
J02.0 Streptococcal pharyngitis
J02.8 Acute pharyngitis due to other specified organisms
J02.9 Acute pharyngitis, unspecified
J03 Acute tonsillitis
J03.0 Streptococcal tonsillitis
J03.00 Acute streptococcal tonsillitis, unspecified
J03.01 Acute recurrent streptococcal tonsillitis
J03.8 Acute tonsillitis due to other specified organisms
J03.80 Acute tonsillitis due to other specified organisms
J03.81 Acute recurrent tonsillitis due to other specified organisms
J03.9 Acute tonsillitis, unspecified
J03.90 Acute tonsillitis, unspecified
J03.91 Acute recurrent tonsillitis, unspecified

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