2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J05.0

Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup]

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • J05.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM J05.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J05.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 J05.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Obstructive laryngitis (acute) NOS
  • Obstructive laryngotracheitis NOS
The following code(s) above J05.0 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 J05.0:
  • J00-J99
    2020 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
  • J00-J06
    2020 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
  • J05
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J05

    Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup] and epiglottitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent.
    Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup] and epiglottitis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acute laryngitis with obstruction
  • Allergic croup, recurrent
  • Croup
  • Recurrent allergic croup
  • Recurrent croup
Clinical Information
  • Inflammation involving the glottis or vocal cords and the subglottic larynx. Croup is characterized by a barking cough, hoarseness, and persistent inspiratory stridor (a high-pitched breathing sound). It occurs chiefly in infants and children.
ICD-10-CM J05.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 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
  • 152 Otitis media and uri with mcc
  • 153 Otitis media and uri without mcc

Convert J05.0 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to J05.0:
  • Type 1 Excludes: J04.0
    , J04.2
    , J38
    , J38.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J04.0

    Acute laryngitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 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)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J04.2

    Acute laryngotracheitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 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)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J38

    Diseases of vocal cords and larynx, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital laryngeal stridor (P28.89)
    • obstructive laryngitis (acute) (J05.0)
    • postprocedural subglottic stenosis (J95.5)
    • stridor (R06.1)
    • ulcerative laryngitis (J04.0)
    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)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J38.4

    Edema of larynx

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Edema (of) glottis
    • Subglottic edema
    • Supraglottic edema
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute obstructive laryngitis [croup] (J05.0)
    • edematous laryngitis (J04.0)
  • Type 2 Excludes: J37.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J37.0

    Chronic laryngitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Catarrhal laryngitis
    • Hypertrophic laryngitis
    • Sicca laryngitis
    Type 2 Excludes
    • acute laryngitis (J04.0)
    • obstructive (acute) laryngitis (J05.0)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J05.0:
  • Angina (attack) (cardiac) (chest) (heart) (pectoris) (syndrome) (vasomotor) I20.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I20.9

    Angina pectoris, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Angina NOS
    • Anginal syndrome
    • Cardiac angina
    • Ischemic chest pain
  • Croup, croupous (catarrhal) (infectious) (inflammatory) (nondiphtheritic) J05.0
  • 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 2020 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)
    • spasmodic J05.0
    • obstructive J05.0
    • stridulous J05.0
  • Laryngotracheitis (acute) (Infectional) (infective) (viral) J04.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J04.2

    Acute laryngotracheitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 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)
    • spasmodic J38.5
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J38.5

      Laryngeal spasm

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Laryngismus (stridulus)
      • acute J05.0
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • croup J05.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J05.0
J04 Acute laryngitis and tracheitis
J04.0 Acute laryngitis
J04.1 Acute tracheitis
J04.10 …… without obstruction
J04.11 …… with obstruction
J04.2 Acute laryngotracheitis
J04.3 Supraglottitis, unspecified
J04.30 …… without obstruction
J04.31 …… with obstruction
J05 Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup] and epiglottitis
J05.0 Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup]
J05.1 Acute epiglottitis
J05.10 …… without obstruction
J05.11 …… with obstruction
J06 Acute upper respiratory infections of multiple and unspecified sites
J06.0 Acute laryngopharyngitis
J06.9 Acute upper respiratory infection, unspecified
J09 Influenza due to certain identified influenza viruses
J09.X Influenza due to identified novel influenza A virus
J09.X1 …… with pneumonia
J09.X2 …… with other respiratory manifestations

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