ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J35.01

Chronic tonsillitis

Diagnosis Code J35.01

ICD-10: J35.01
Short Description: Chronic tonsillitis
Long Description: Chronic tonsillitis
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J35.01

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
    • Other diseases of upper respiratory tract (J30-J39)
      • Chronic diseases of tonsils and adenoids (J35)

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

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