ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J02

Acute pharyngitis

Diagnosis Code J02

ICD-10: J02
Short Description: Acute pharyngitis
Long Description: Acute pharyngitis
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J02

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
    • Acute upper respiratory infections (J00-J06)
      • Acute pharyngitis (J02)

Information for Patients

Sore Throat

Also called: Pharyngitis

Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx (also called the voice box). The technical name for the throat is pharynx.

You can have a sore throat for many reasons. Often, colds and flu cause sore throats. Other causes can include:

  • Allergies
  • Mononucleosis
  • Smoking
  • Strep throat
  • Tonsillitis - an infection in the tonsils

Treatment depends on the cause. Sucking on lozenges, drinking lots of liquids, and gargling may ease the pain. Over-the-counter pain relievers can also help, but children should not take aspirin.

  • Pharyngitis
  • Pharyngitis - viral

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