Diagnosis Code J02.8
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.
- 462 - Acute pharyngitis (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Acute bacterial pharyngitis
- Acute staphylococcal pharyngitis
- Adenoviral pharyngitis
- Adenoviral respiratory disease
- Disease caused by Pneumovirus
- Epstein-Barr virus disease
- Glandular fever pharyngitis
- Infectious mononucleosis
- Meningococcal pharyngitis
- Mycoplasmal pharyngitis
- Parainfluenza virus pharyngitis
- Respiratory syncytial virus infection
- Respiratory syncytial virus pharyngitis
- Staphylococcal pharyngitis
- Viral pharyngitis
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code J02.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- 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 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)
Information for Patients
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:
- 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 - viral