2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A36.2

Laryngeal diphtheria

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • A36.2 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM A36.2 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A36.2 - other international versions of ICD-10 A36.2 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Diphtheritic laryngotracheitis
The following code(s) above A36.2 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 A36.2:
  • A00-B99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range A00-B99

    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

    Includes
    • diseases generally recognized as communicable or transmissible
    Type 1 Excludes
    • certain localized infections - see body system-related chapters
    Type 2 Excludes
    • carrier or suspected carrier of infectious disease (Z22.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O98.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases specific to the perinatal period (P35-P39)
    • influenza and other acute respiratory infections (J00-J22)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify resistance to antimicrobial drugs (Z16.-)
    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
ICD-10-CM A36.2 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 011 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with mcc
  • 012 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with cc
  • 013 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy without cc/mcc
  • 154 Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with mcc
  • 155 Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with cc
  • 156 Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert A36.2 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A36.2:
  • Angina (attack) (cardiac) (chest) (heart) (pectoris) (syndrome) (vasomotor) I20.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I20.9

    Angina pectoris, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Angina NOS
    • Anginal syndrome
    • Cardiac angina
    • Ischemic chest pain
    • stridulous, diphtheritic A36.2
  • Croup, croupous (catarrhal) (infectious) (inflammatory) (nondiphtheritic) J05.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J05.0

    Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup]

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Obstructive laryngitis (acute) NOS
    • Obstructive laryngotracheitis NOS
    • spasmodic J38.5
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J38.5

      Laryngeal spasm

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Laryngismus (stridulus)
      • diphtheritic A36.2
    • stridulous J38.5
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J38.5

      Laryngeal spasm

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Laryngismus (stridulus)
      • diphtheritic A36.2
    • diphtheritic A36.2
  • Cynanche
    • diphtheritic A36.2
  • Diphtheria, diphtheritic (gangrenous) (hemorrhagic) A36.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A36.9

    Diphtheria, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • laryngeal A36.2
  • Laryngismus (stridulus) J38.5
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J38.5

    Laryngeal spasm

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Laryngismus (stridulus)
    • diphtheritic A36.2
  • Laryngitis (acute) (edematous) (fibrinous) (infective) (infiltrative) (malignant) (membranous) (phlegmonous) (pneumococcal) (pseudomembranous) (septic) (subglottic) (suppurative) (ulcerative) J04.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J04.0

    Acute laryngitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Edematous laryngitis (acute)
    • Laryngitis (acute) NOS
    • Subglottic laryngitis (acute)
    • Suppurative laryngitis (acute)
    • Ulcerative laryngitis (acute)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute obstructive laryngitis (J05.0)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • chronic laryngitis (J37.0)
    • diphtheritic A36.2
  • Laryngotracheitis (acute) (Infectional) (infective) (viral) J04.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J04.2

    Acute laryngotracheitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Laryngotracheitis NOS
    • Tracheitis (acute) with laryngitis (acute)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute obstructive laryngotracheitis (J05.0)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • chronic laryngotracheitis (J37.1)
    • diphtheritic A36.2
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) G83.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G83.9

    Paralytic syndrome, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • larynx J38.00
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J38.00

      Paralysis of vocal cords and larynx, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      • due to diphtheria A36.2 (toxin)
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative
    • larynx (aphthous) (contact) J38.7
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J38.7

      Other diseases of larynx

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Abscess of larynx
      • Cellulitis of larynx
      • Disease of larynx NOS
      • Necrosis of larynx
      • Pachyderma of larynx
      • Perichondritis of larynx
      • Ulcer of larynx
      • diphtheritic A36.2

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A36.2
A32.81 Oculoglandular listeriosis
A32.82 Listerial endocarditis
A32.89 Other forms of listeriosis
A32.9 Listeriosis, unspecified
A33 Tetanus neonatorum
A34 Obstetrical tetanus
A35 Other tetanus
A36 Diphtheria
A36.0 Pharyngeal diphtheria
A36.1 Nasopharyngeal diphtheria
A36.2 Laryngeal diphtheria
A36.3 Cutaneous diphtheria
A36.8 Other diphtheria
A36.81 Diphtheritic cardiomyopathy
A36.82 Diphtheritic radiculomyelitis
A36.83 Diphtheritic polyneuritis
A36.84 Diphtheritic tubulo-interstitial nephropathy
A36.85 Diphtheritic cystitis
A36.86 Diphtheritic conjunctivitis
A36.89 Other diphtheritic complications
A36.9 Diphtheria, unspecified

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.