ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 478.75

Laryngeal spasm

Diagnosis Code 478.75

ICD-9: 478.75
Short Description: Laryngeal spasm
Long Description: Laryngeal spasm
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 478.75

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
    • Other diseases of upper respiratory tract (470-478)
      • 478 Other diseases of upper respiratory tract

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Throat Disorders

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
  • Cancers
  • 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
  • Epiglottitis
  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • Herpangina
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Retropharyngeal abscess
  • Strep throat
  • Throat swab culture

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