Diagnosis Code 464.50
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.
- J04.30 - Supraglottitis, unspecified, without obstruction
- Adult acute epiglottitis and supraglottitis
- Overhanging epiglottis
- Pediatric acute epiglottitis and supraglottitis
- Supraglottic swelling
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 464.50 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Supraglottitis 464.50
- with obstruction 464.51
Information for Patients
Also called: Pharyngeal disorders
Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx. The technical name for throat is pharynx.
Throat problems are common. You've probably had a sore throat. The cause is usually a viral infection, but other causes include allergies, infection with strep bacteria or the upward movement of stomach acids into the esophagus, called GERD.
Other problems that affect the throat include
- Tonsillitis - an infection in the tonsils
- Pharyngitis - inflammation of the pharynx
- Croup - inflammation, usually in small children, which causes a barking cough
Most throat problems are minor and go away on their own. Treatments, when needed, depend on the problem.
- Acute upper airway obstruction
- Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
- Retropharyngeal abscess
- Strep throat
- Throat swab culture