2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J31.2

Chronic pharyngitis

Applicable To
  • Chronic sore throat
  • Atrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
  • Granular pharyngitis (chronic)
  • Hypertrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (J31.2) and the excluded code together.
  • acute pharyngitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J02.9

    Acute pharyngitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Gangrenous pharyngitis (acute)
    • Infective pharyngitis (acute) NOS
    • Pharyngitis (acute) NOS
    • Sore throat (acute) NOS
    • Suppurative pharyngitis (acute)
    • Ulcerative pharyngitis (acute)
    J02.9
    )
The following code(s) above J31.2 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 J31.2:
  • J00-J99
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range J00-J99

    Diseases of the respiratory system

    Note
    • 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
  • J31
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J31

    Chronic rhinitis, nasopharyngitis and pharyngitis

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code 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)
    Chronic rhinitis, nasopharyngitis and pharyngitis
Approximate Synonyms ICD-10-CM J31.2 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v35.0):

Convert J31.2 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to J31.2:

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J31.2:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J31.2
J30.1 Allergic rhinitis due to pollen
J30.2 Other seasonal allergic rhinitis
J30.5 Allergic rhinitis due to food
J30.8 Other allergic rhinitis
J30.81 Allergic rhinitis due to animal (cat) (dog) hair and dander
J30.89 Other allergic rhinitis
J30.9 Allergic rhinitis, unspecified
J31 Chronic rhinitis, nasopharyngitis and pharyngitis
J31.0 Chronic rhinitis
J31.1 Chronic nasopharyngitis
J31.2 Chronic pharyngitis
J32 Chronic sinusitis
J32.0 Chronic maxillary sinusitis
J32.1 Chronic frontal sinusitis
J32.2 Chronic ethmoidal sinusitis
J32.3 Chronic sphenoidal sinusitis
J32.4 Chronic pansinusitis
J32.8 Other chronic sinusitis
J32.9 Chronic sinusitis, unspecified
J33 Nasal polyp
J33.0 Polyp of nasal cavity

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