ICD-10-CM Code J05.0

Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup]

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

J05.0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of acute obstructive laryngitis [croup]. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code J05.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute laryngitis with obstruction, acute laryngotracheitis, acute laryngotracheitis with obstruction, acute tracheitis, allergic bronchitis, croup, etc

ICD-10:J05.0
Short Description:Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup]
Long Description:Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup]

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code J05.0:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Obstructive laryngitis (acute) NOS
  • Obstructive laryngotracheitis NOS

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code J05.0 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Acute laryngitis with obstruction
  • Acute laryngotracheitis
  • Acute laryngotracheitis with obstruction
  • Acute tracheitis
  • Allergic bronchitis
  • Croup
  • Infectious disorder of trachea
  • Laryngotracheobronchitis
  • Laryngotracheobronchitis
  • Obstruction of larynx
  • Recurrent allergic croup
  • Recurrent croup
  • Upper respiratory tract obstruction

Convert J05.0 to ICD-9

  • 464.01 - Ac laryngitis w obstruct (Approximate Flag)
  • 464.21 - Ac laryngotrach w obstr (Approximate Flag)
  • 464.4 - Croup (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Acute upper respiratory infections (J00-J06)
      • Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup] and epiglottitis (J05)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Croup

Croup is an inflammation of the vocal cords (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). It causes difficulty breathing, a barking cough, and a hoarse voice. The cause is usually a virus, often parainfluenza virus. Other causes include allergies and reflux.

Croup often starts out like a cold. But then the vocal cords and windpipe become swollen, causing the hoarseness and the cough. There may also be a fever and high-pitched noisy sounds when breathing. The symptoms are usually worse at night, and last for about three to five days. Children between the ages of 6 months and 3 years have the highest risk of getting croup. They may also have more severe symptoms. Croup is more common in the fall and winter.

Most cases of viral croup are mild and can be treated at home. Rarely, croup can become serious and interfere with your child's breathing. If you are worried about your child's breathing, call your health care provider right away.


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Throat Disorders

Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx. The technical name for your throat is the 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 leaking of stomach acids back up into the esophagus, called GERD.

Other problems that affect the throat include

  • Tonsillitis - inflammation of the tonsils
  • Cancer
  • Croup - inflammation, usually in small children, which causes a barking cough
  • Laryngitis - swelling of the voice box, which can cause a hoarse voice or loss of voice

Most throat problems are minor and go away on their own. Treatments, when needed, depend on the problem.


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