ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 23, 2017

See: Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup] and epiglottitis

J05 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

You should code each health care encounter to the level of certainty known for that encounter. When sufficient clinical information is not known or available to assign a more specific code, it is acceptable to report the appropriate unspecified code.

See below for more specifc codes relating to
Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup] and epiglottitis
Use Additional Code
  • code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent.

More specific codes for Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup] and epiglottitis

  • J05.0 - Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup]
  • J05.1 - Acute epiglottitis
    • J05.10 - Acute epiglottitis without obstruction
    • J05.11 - Acute epiglottitis with obstruction
See also ICD 10 code for
Back to J05
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J05 Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup] and epiglottitis

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.