ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 463

Acute tonsillitis

Diagnosis Code 463

ICD-9: 463
Short Description: Acute tonsillitis
Long Description: Acute tonsillitis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 463

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
    • Acute respiratory infections (460-466)
      • 463 Acute tonsillitis

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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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