Valid for Submission
J38.5 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of laryngeal spasm. The code J38.5 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code J38.5 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like laryngeal spasm, laryngismus, laryngismus paralyticus, laryngotracheobronchitis or recurrent 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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code J38.5:
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Laryngismus (stridulus)
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 J38.5 are found in the index:
- - Asthma, asthmatic (bronchial) (catarrh) (spasmodic) - J45.909
- - Croup, croupous (catarrhal) (infectious) (inflammatory) (nondiphtheritic) - J05.0
- - Laryngismus (stridulus) - J38.5
- - Laryngospasm - J38.5
- - Millar's asthma - J38.5
- - Pseudocroup - J38.5
- - Spasm (s), spastic, spasticity - See Also: condition; - R25.2
- - Wichman's asthma - J38.5
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Laryngeal spasm
- Laryngismus paralyticus
- Recurrent croup
- LARYNGISMUS-. a disorder in which the adductor muscles of the vocal cords exhibit increased activity leading to laryngeal spasm. laryngismus causes closure of the vocal folds and airflow obstruction during inspiration.
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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 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
- 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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