ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 465.0

Acute laryngopharyngitis

Diagnosis Code 465.0

ICD-9: 465.0
Short Description: Acute laryngopharyngitis
Long Description: Acute laryngopharyngitis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 465.0

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (460–519)
    • Acute respiratory infections (460-466)
      • 465 Acute upper respiratory infections of multiple or unspecified sites

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • J06.0 - Acute laryngopharyngitis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 465.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Laryngopharyngitis (acute) 465.0
      • chronic 478.9
        • due to external agent - see Condition, respiratory, chronic, due to
      • due to external agent - see Inflammation, respiratory, upper, due to
      • septic 034.0
    • Pharyngolaryngitis (acute) 465.0
      • chronic 478.9
      • septic 034.0

Information for Patients

Throat Disorders

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 throat is 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 upward movement of stomach acids into the esophagus, called GERD.

Other problems that affect the throat include

  • Tonsillitis - an infection in the tonsils
  • Pharyngitis - inflammation of the pharynx
  • Cancers
  • Croup - inflammation, usually in small children, which causes a barking cough

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

  • Acute upper airway obstruction
  • Epiglottitis
  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • Herpangina
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Retropharyngeal abscess
  • Strep throat
  • Throat swab culture

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