ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J02.9

Acute pharyngitis, unspecified

Diagnosis Code J02.9

ICD-10: J02.9
Short Description: Acute pharyngitis, unspecified
Long Description: Acute pharyngitis, unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J02.9

Valid for Submission
The code J02.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Acute upper respiratory infections (J00-J06)
      • Acute pharyngitis (J02)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Acute bacterial pharyngitis
  • Acute gangrenous pharyngitis
  • Acute pharyngitis
  • Acute phlegmonous pharyngitis
  • Acute ulcerative pharyngitis
  • Acute viral pharyngitis
  • Exudative pharyngitis
  • Finding of sensation of pharynx
  • Gangrenous pharyngitis
  • Infective pharyngitis
  • Pain in throat
  • Pharyngeal diverticulitis
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlegmonous pharyngitis
  • Red throat
  • Sore throat symptom
  • Suppurative pharyngitis
  • Ulcer of pharynx
  • Ulcerative pharyngitis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Sore Throat

Also called: Pharyngitis

Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx (also called the voice box). The technical name for the throat is pharynx.

You can have a sore throat for many reasons. Often, colds and flu cause sore throats. Other causes can include:

  • Allergies
  • Mononucleosis
  • Smoking
  • Strep throat
  • Tonsillitis

Treatment depends on the cause. Sucking on lozenges, drinking lots of liquids, and gargling may ease the pain. Over-the-counter pain relievers can also help, but children should not take aspirin.

  • Pharyngitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pharyngitis - viral (Medical Encyclopedia)

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