Diagnosis Code J00
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 460 - Acute nasopharyngitis
- Acute irritant rhinitis
- Acute rhinosinusitis
- Common cold
- Complaining of catarrh
- Irritant rhinitis
- Nasal symptom
- Non-infective non-allergic rhinitis
- Parainfluenza virus pharyngitis
- Parainfluenza virus rhinopharyngitis
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code J00 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of “other specified” codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Acute rhinitis
- Coryza (acute)
- Infective nasopharyngitis NOS
- Infective rhinitis
- Nasal catarrh, acute
- Nasopharyngitis NOS
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means “NOT CODED HERE!” An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- acute pharyngitis (J02.-)
- acute sore throat NOS (J02.9)
- pharyngitis NOS (J02.9)
- rhinitis NOS (J31.0)
- sore throat NOS (J02.9)
- Type 2 Excludes Notes: "And"
The word “and” should be interpreted to mean either “and” or “or” when it appears in a title.
- allergic rhinitis (J30.1-J30.9)
- chronic pharyngitis (J31.2)
- chronic rhinitis (J31.0)
- chronic sore throat (J31.2)
- nasopharyngitis, chronic (J31.1)
- vasomotor rhinitis (J30.0)
Information for Patients
Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing - everyone knows the symptoms of the common cold. It is probably the most common illness. In the course of a year, people in the United States suffer 1 billion colds.
You can get a cold by touching your eyes or nose after you touch surfaces with cold germs on them. You can also inhale the germs. Symptoms usually begin 2 or 3 days after infection and last 2 to 14 days. Washing your hands and staying away from people with colds will help you avoid colds.
There is no cure for the common cold. For relief, try
- Getting plenty of rest
- Drinking fluids
- Gargling with warm salt water
- Using cough drops or throat sprays
- Taking over-the-counter pain or cold medicines
However, do not give aspirin to children. And do not give cough medicine to children under four.
NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- Common cold
- Common cold - how to treat at home
- Stuffy or runny nose - adult
- Stuffy or runny nose - children