ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 20, 2017

See: Diseases of vocal cords and larynx, not elsewhere classified

  ICD-10 Code for Laryngeal spasm J38.5

J38.5 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J38.5 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 10 Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99)
Section J30-J39 Other diseases of upper respiratory tract (J30-J39)
Category J38 Diseases of vocal cords and larynx, not elsewhere classified

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Laryngismus (stridulus)
See also ICD 10 code for

Related Terms to “Laryngeal spasm”

  • Asthma, asthmatic(bronchial) (catarrh) (spasmodic) - J45.909
    • Millar's(laryngismus stridulus) - J38.5
    • Wichmann's(laryngismus stridulus) - J38.5
  • Croup, croupous(catarrhal) (infectious) (inflammatory) (nondiphtheritic) - J05.0
    • false - J38.5
    • spasmodic - J38.5
    • stridulous - J38.5
  • FalseSee also condition
    • croup - J38.5
  • Laryngismus(stridulus) - J38.5
  • Laryngospasm - J38.5
  • Laryngotracheitis(acute) (Infectional) (infective) (viral) - J04.2
    • spasmodic - J38.5
    • stridulous - J38.5
  • Millar's asthma - J38.5
  • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
  • Pseudocroup - J38.5
  • Spasm, spastic, spasticity(s) - R25.2See also condition
    • glottis - J38.5
      • reflex through recurrent laryngeal nerve - J38.5
    • larynx, laryngeal - J38.5
  • Wichman's asthma - J38.5
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.