• Pharyngitis (acute) (catarrhal)(gangrenous) (infective) (malignant) (membranous) (phlegmonous) (pseudomembranous) (simple) (subacute) (suppurative) (ulcerative) (viral) J02.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J02.9

    Acute pharyngitis, unspecified

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    Applicable To
    • Gangrenous pharyngitis (acute)
    • Infective pharyngitis (acute) NOS
    • Pharyngitis (acute) NOS
    • Sore throat (acute) NOS
    • Suppurative pharyngitis (acute)
    • Ulcerative pharyngitis (acute)

    • aphthous B08.5
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B08.5

      Enteroviral vesicular pharyngitis

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      Applicable To
      • Herpangina
    • atrophic J31.2
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J31.2

      Chronic pharyngitis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Chronic sore throat
      • Atrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
      • Granular pharyngitis (chronic)
      • Hypertrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
      Type 2 Excludes
      • acute pharyngitis (J02.9)
    • chlamydial A56.4
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A56.4

      Chlamydial infection of pharynx

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    • chronic J31.2
      (atrophic) (granular) (hypertrophic)
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J31.2

      Chronic pharyngitis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Chronic sore throat
      • Atrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
      • Granular pharyngitis (chronic)
      • Hypertrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
      Type 2 Excludes
      • acute pharyngitis (J02.9)
    • coxsackievirus B08.5
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B08.5

      Enteroviral vesicular pharyngitis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Herpangina
    • diphtheritic A36.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A36.0

      Pharyngeal diphtheria

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Diphtheritic membranous angina
      • Tonsillar diphtheria
    • enteroviral vesicular B08.5
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B08.5

      Enteroviral vesicular pharyngitis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Herpangina
    • follicular J31.2
      (chronic)
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J31.2

      Chronic pharyngitis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Chronic sore throat
      • Atrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
      • Granular pharyngitis (chronic)
      • Hypertrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
      Type 2 Excludes
      • acute pharyngitis (J02.9)
    • fusospirochetal A69.1
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A69.1

      Other Vincent's infections

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Fusospirochetal pharyngitis
      • Necrotizing ulcerative (acute) gingivitis
      • Necrotizing ulcerative (acute) gingivostomatitis
      • Spirochetal stomatitis
      • Trench mouth
      • Vincent's angina
      • Vincent's gingivitis
    • gonococcal A54.5
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A54.5

      Gonococcal pharyngitis

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    • granular J31.2
      (chronic)
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J31.2

      Chronic pharyngitis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Chronic sore throat
      • Atrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
      • Granular pharyngitis (chronic)
      • Hypertrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
      Type 2 Excludes
      • acute pharyngitis (J02.9)
    • herpesviral B00.2
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B00.2

      Herpesviral gingivostomatitis and pharyngotonsillitis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Herpesviral pharyngitis
    • hypertrophic J31.2
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J31.2

      Chronic pharyngitis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Chronic sore throat
      • Atrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
      • Granular pharyngitis (chronic)
      • Hypertrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
      Type 2 Excludes
      • acute pharyngitis (J02.9)
    • infectional, chronic J31.2
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J31.2

      Chronic pharyngitis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Chronic sore throat
      • Atrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
      • Granular pharyngitis (chronic)
      • Hypertrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
      Type 2 Excludes
      • acute pharyngitis (J02.9)
    • influenzal - see Influenza, with, respiratory manifestations NEC
    • lymphonodular, acute B08.8
      (enteroviral)
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B08.8

      Other specified viral infections characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Enteroviral lymphonodular pharyngitis
      • Foot-and-mouth disease
      • Poxvirus NEC
    • pneumococcal J02.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J02.8

      Acute pharyngitis due to other specified organisms

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Type 1 Excludes
      • acute pharyngitis due to coxsackie virus (B08.5)
      • acute pharyngitis due to gonococcus (A54.5)
      • acute pharyngitis due to herpes [simplex] virus (B00.2)
      • acute pharyngitis due to infectious mononucleosis (B27.-)
      • enteroviral vesicular pharyngitis (B08.5)
      Use Additional
      • code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent
    • purulent J02.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J02.9

      Acute pharyngitis, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 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)
    • putrid J02.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J02.9

      Acute pharyngitis, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 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)
    • septic J02.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J02.0

      Streptococcal pharyngitis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Septic pharyngitis
      • Streptococcal sore throat
      Type 2 Excludes
    • sicca J31.2
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J31.2

      Chronic pharyngitis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Chronic sore throat
      • Atrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
      • Granular pharyngitis (chronic)
      • Hypertrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
      Type 2 Excludes
      • acute pharyngitis (J02.9)
    • specified organism NEC J02.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J02.8

      Acute pharyngitis due to other specified organisms

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Type 1 Excludes
      • acute pharyngitis due to coxsackie virus (B08.5)
      • acute pharyngitis due to gonococcus (A54.5)
      • acute pharyngitis due to herpes [simplex] virus (B00.2)
      • acute pharyngitis due to infectious mononucleosis (B27.-)
      • enteroviral vesicular pharyngitis (B08.5)
      Use Additional
      • code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent
    • staphylococcal J02.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J02.8

      Acute pharyngitis due to other specified organisms

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Type 1 Excludes
      • acute pharyngitis due to coxsackie virus (B08.5)
      • acute pharyngitis due to gonococcus (A54.5)
      • acute pharyngitis due to herpes [simplex] virus (B00.2)
      • acute pharyngitis due to infectious mononucleosis (B27.-)
      • enteroviral vesicular pharyngitis (B08.5)
      Use Additional
      • code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent
    • streptococcal J02.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J02.0

      Streptococcal pharyngitis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Septic pharyngitis
      • Streptococcal sore throat
      Type 2 Excludes
    • syphilitic, congenital A50.03
      (early)
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A50.03

      Early congenital syphilitic pharyngitis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Early congenital syphilitic laryngitis
    • tuberculous A15.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A15.8

      Other respiratory tuberculosis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Mediastinal tuberculosis
      • Nasopharyngeal tuberculosis
      • Tuberculosis of nose
      • Tuberculosis of sinus [any nasal]
    • vesicular, enteroviral B08.5
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B08.5

      Enteroviral vesicular pharyngitis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Herpangina
    • viral NEC J02.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J02.8

      Acute pharyngitis due to other specified organisms

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Type 1 Excludes
      • acute pharyngitis due to coxsackie virus (B08.5)
      • acute pharyngitis due to gonococcus (A54.5)
      • acute pharyngitis due to herpes [simplex] virus (B00.2)
      • acute pharyngitis due to infectious mononucleosis (B27.-)
      • enteroviral vesicular pharyngitis (B08.5)
      Use Additional
      • code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent
    • with influenza, flu, or grippe - see Influenza, with, pharyngitis