Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J02.9

Acute pharyngitis, unspecified

  • J02.9 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, J02.9 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Applicable To
  • Gangrenous pharyngitis (acute)
  • Infective pharyngitis (acute) NOS
  • Pharyngitis (acute) NOS
  • Sore throat (acute) NOS
  • Suppurative pharyngitis (acute)
  • Ulcerative pharyngitis (acute)
Description Synonyms
  • Acute pharyngitis
  • Acute pharyngitis (throat inflammation)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pharyngitis (throat inflammation)
  • Viral pharyngitis
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 94 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 J02.9 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 J02.9 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM J02.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 011 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses with mcc
  • 012 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses with cc
  • 013 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses without cc/mcc
  • 152 Otitis media & uri with mcc
  • 153 Otitis media & uri without mcc
Convert ICD-10-CM J02.9 to ICD-9-CM