ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J31.2

Chronic pharyngitis

Diagnosis Code J31.2

ICD-10: J31.2
Short Description: Chronic pharyngitis
Long Description: Chronic pharyngitis
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J31.2

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The code J31.2 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Other diseases of upper respiratory tract (J30-J39)
      • Chronic rhinitis, nasopharyngitis and pharyngitis (J31)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 472.1 - Chronic pharyngitis

  • Allergic pharyngitis
  • Atrophic pharyngitis
  • Chronic follicular pharyngitis
  • Chronic granular pharyngitis
  • Chronic pharyngeal candidiasis
  • Chronic pharyngitis
  • Chronic ulcerative pharyngitis
  • Finding of sensation of pharynx
  • Hypertrophic pharyngitis
  • On examination - granular pharyngitis
  • Pain in throat
  • Pharyngeal candidiasis
  • Pharyngitis keratosa
  • Pharyngitis sicca
  • Sore throat - chronic
  • Sore throat symptom
  • 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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