Excludes1

  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection (J44.0)
  • influenza virus with other respiratory manifestations (J09.X2, J10.1, J11.1)
  1. J03 Acute tonsillitis

    Excludes1

    • acute sore throat (J02.-)
    • hypertrophy of tonsils (J35.1)
    • peritonsillar abscess (J36)
    • sore throat NOS (J02.9)
    • streptococcal sore throat (J02.0)

    Excludes2

    • chronic tonsillitis (J35.0)
    1. J03.0 Streptococcal tonsillitis

      1. J03.00 Acute streptococcal tonsillitis, unspecified

      2. J03.01 Acute recurrent streptococcal tonsillitis

    2. J03.8 Acute tonsillitis due to other specified organisms

      1. J03.80 Acute tonsillitis due to other specified organisms

      2. J03.81 Acute recurrent tonsillitis due to other specified organisms

    3. J03.9 Acute tonsillitis, unspecified

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Follicular tonsillitis (acute)
      • Gangrenous tonsillitis (acute)
      • Infective tonsillitis (acute)
      • Tonsillitis (acute) NOS
      • Ulcerative tonsillitis (acute)
      1. J03.90 Acute tonsillitis, unspecified

      2. J03.91 Acute recurrent tonsillitis, unspecified

Abbreviations used here:

NEC Not elsewhere classifiable
This abbreviation in the Tabular List represents “other specified”. When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Tabular List includes an NEC entry under a code to identify the code as the “other specified” code.

NOS Not otherwise specified
This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.