Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R07.0

Pain in throat

  • R07.0 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, R07.0 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by of marked discomfort in the throat
  • Any kind of inflammatory process of the tonsils, pharynx, or/and larynx characterized by pain in swallowing.
  • Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx. The technical name for throat is pharynx.you can have a sore throat for many reasons. Often, colds and flu cause sore throats. Other causes can include:
    • allergies
    • mononucleosis
    • smoking
    • strep throat
    • tonsillitis - an infection in the tonsils
    treatment depends on the cause. Sucking on lozenges, drinking lots of liquids and gargling may ease the pain. Over-the-counter pain relievers can also help, but children should not take aspirin.
Description Synonyms
  • Throat pain
Type 1 Excludes
  • chronic sore throat (J31.2)
  • sore throat (acute) NOS (J02.9)
Type 2 Excludes
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there was 1 death in the United States where ICD-10 R07.0 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 R07.0 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM R07.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 154 Other ear, nose, mouth & throat diagnoses with mcc
  • 155 Other ear, nose, mouth & throat diagnoses with cc
  • 156 Other ear, nose, mouth & throat diagnoses without cc/mcc
Convert ICD-10-CM R07.0 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM R07.0: