Diagnosis Code J31.2
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.
- 472.1 - Chronic pharyngitis
- Allergic pharyngitis
- Atrophic pharyngitis
- Chronic follicular pharyngitis
- Chronic granular pharyngitis
- Chronic pharyngeal candidiasis
- Chronic pharyngitis
- Chronic ulcerative pharyngitis
- Hypertrophic pharyngitis
- On examination - granular pharyngitis
- Pain in throat
- Pharyngeal candidiasis
- Pharyngitis keratosa
- Pharyngitis sicca
- Sore throat - chronic
- Sore throat symptom
- Ulcer of pharynx
- Ulcerative pharyngitis
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code J31.2 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.
- Chronic sore throat
- Atrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
- Granular pharyngitis (chronic)
- Hypertrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
- Type 2 Excludes Notes: "And"
The word “and” should be interpreted to mean either “and” or “or” when it appears in a title.
- acute pharyngitis (J02.9)
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