2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J39.2

Other diseases of pharynx

Applicable To
  • Cyst of pharynx
  • Edema of pharynx
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 (J39.2) and the excluded code together.
  • chronic pharyngitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J31.2

    Chronic pharyngitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Chronic sore throat
    • Atrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
    • Granular pharyngitis (chronic)
    • Hypertrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • acute pharyngitis (J02.9)
  • ulcerative pharyngitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J02.9

    Acute pharyngitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 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)
The following code(s) above J39.2 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 J39.2:
  • J00-J99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range J00-J99

    Diseases of the respiratory system

    • 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
  • J39
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J39

    Other diseases of upper respiratory tract

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute respiratory infection NOS (J22)
    • acute upper respiratory infection (J06.9)
    • upper respiratory inflammation due to chemicals, gases, fumes or vapors (J68.2)
    Other diseases of upper respiratory tract
Approximate Synonyms ICD-10-CM J39.2 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):

Convert J39.2 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to J39.2:

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J39.2:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J39.2
J38.1 Polyp of vocal cord and larynx
J38.2 Nodules of vocal cords
J38.3 Other diseases of vocal cords
J38.4 Edema of larynx
J38.5 Laryngeal spasm
J38.6 Stenosis of larynx
J38.7 Other diseases of larynx
J39 Other diseases of upper respiratory tract
J39.0 Retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal abscess
J39.1 Other abscess of pharynx
J39.2 Other diseases of pharynx
J39.3 Upper respiratory tract hypersensitivity reaction, site unspecified
J39.8 Other specified diseases of upper respiratory tract
J39.9 Disease of upper respiratory tract, unspecified
J40 Bronchitis, not specified as acute or chronic
J41 Simple and mucopurulent chronic bronchitis
J41.0 Simple chronic bronchitis
J41.1 Mucopurulent chronic bronchitis
J41.8 Mixed simple and mucopurulent chronic bronchitis
J42 Unspecified chronic bronchitis
J43 Emphysema

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