ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J03.9

Acute tonsillitis, unspecified

Diagnosis Code J03.9

ICD-10: J03.9
Short Description: Acute tonsillitis, unspecified
Long Description: Acute tonsillitis, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J03.9

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
    • Acute upper respiratory infections (J00-J06)
      • Acute tonsillitis (J03)

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients

Tonsils and Adenoids

Your tonsils and adenoids are part of your lymphatic system. Your tonsils are in the back of your throat. Your adenoids are higher up, behind your nose. Both help protect you from infection by trapping germs coming in through your mouth and nose.

Sometimes your tonsils and adenoids become infected. Tonsillitis makes your tonsils sore and swollen and causes a sore throat. Enlarged adenoids can be sore, make it hard to breathe and cause ear problems.

The first treatment for infected tonsils and adenoids is antibiotics. If you have frequent infections or trouble breathing, you may need surgery. Surgery to remove the tonsils is tonsillectomy. Surgery to remove adenoids is adenoidectomy.

  • Adenoid removal
  • Enlarged adenoids
  • Peritonsillar abscess
  • Tonsil and adenoid removal - discharge
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis

[Read More]
Previous Code
Previous Code J03.81
Next Code
J03.90 Next Code