ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 072.0

Mumps orchitis

Diagnosis Code 072.0

ICD-9: 072.0
Short Description: Mumps orchitis
Long Description: Mumps orchitis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 072.0

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Other diseases due to viruses and Chlamydiae (070-079)
      • 072 Mumps

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
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Diagnoses for males only Additional informationCallout TooltipDiagnoses for males only
Diagnoses for males only.

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 072.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Mumps 072.9
      • orchitis 072.0
    • Orchitis (nonspecific) (septic) 604.90
      • mumps 072.0
      • parotidea 072.0

Information for Patients


Mumps is an illness caused by the mumps virus. It starts with

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite

After that, the salivary glands under the ears or jaw become swollen and tender. The swelling can be on one or both sides of the face. Symptoms last 7 to 10 days. Serious complications are rare.

You can catch mumps by being with another person who has it. There is no treatment for mumps, but the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine can prevent it.

Before the routine vaccination program in the United States, mumps was a common illness in infants, children and young adults. Now it is a rare disease in the U.S.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • MMRV (measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella) vaccine -- what you need to know
  • Mumps
  • Mumps: Information for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Mumps: Information for Parents (American Academy of Family Physicians)
  • Mumps: Information for Parents (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Orchitis

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