ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H65.199

Other acute nonsuppurative otitis media, unspecified ear

Diagnosis Code H65.199

ICD-10: H65.199
Short Description: Other acute nonsuppurative otitis media, unspecified ear
Long Description: Other acute nonsuppurative otitis media, unspecified ear
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H65.199

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (H60–H95)
    • Diseases of middle ear and mastoid (H65-H75)
      • Nonsuppurative otitis media (H65)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H65.199 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Acute mucoid otitis media
  • Acute non-suppurative otitis media
  • Acute otitis media with effusion
  • Acute sanguinous otitis media
  • Acute seromucinous otitis media
  • Acute tubotympanic catarrh
  • Bleeding from ear
  • Catarrhal otitis media
  • Catarrhal otitis media
  • Exudative otitis media
  • Seromucinous otitis media
  • Subacute exudative otitis media
  • Subacute nonsuppurative otitis media
  • Subacute transudative otitis media
  • Subacute tubotympanic catarrh

Information for Patients

Ear Infections

Also called: Otitis media

Ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their child to a doctor. Three out of four children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday. Adults can also get ear infections, but they are less common.

The infection usually affects the middle ear and is called otitis media. The tubes inside the ears become clogged with fluid and mucus. This can affect hearing, because sound cannot get through all that fluid.

If your child isn't old enough to say "My ear hurts," here are a few things to look for

  • Tugging at ears
  • Crying more than usual
  • Fluid draining from the ear
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Balance difficulties
  • Hearing problems

Your health care provider will diagnose an ear infection by looking inside the ear with an instrument called an otoscope.

Often, ear infections go away on their own. Your health care provider may recommend pain relievers. Severe infections and infections in young babies may require antibiotics.

Children who get infections often may need surgery to place small tubes inside their ears. The tubes relieve pressure in the ears so that the child can hear again.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

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