ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Nov 18, 2018

See: Chronic rhinitis, nasopharyngitis and pharyngitis

  ICD-10 Code for Chronic pharyngitis J31.2

J31.2 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J31.2 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 J31 Chronic rhinitis, nasopharyngitis and pharyngitis

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Atrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
  • Chronic sore throat
  • Granular pharyngitis (chronic)
  • Hypertrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
  • acute pharyngitis (J02.9)
See also ICD 10 code for

Related Terms to “Chronic pharyngitis”

  • Catarrh, catarrhal(acute) (febrile) (infectious) (inflammation) - J00See also condition
    • throat - J31.2
  • GranularSee also condition
    • inflammation, pharynx - J31.2
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory(with exudation)
    • follicular, pharynx - J31.2
    • granular, pharynx - J31.2
  • Pharyngitis(acute) (catarrhal)(gangrenous) (infective) (malignant) (membranous) (phlegmonous) (pseudomembranous) (simple) (subacute) (suppurative) (ulcerative) (viral) - J02.9
    • atrophic - J31.2
    • chronic(atrophic) (granular) (hypertrophic) - J31.2
    • follicular(chronic) - J31.2
    • granular(chronic) - J31.2
    • hypertrophic - J31.2
    • infectional, chronic - J31.2
    • sicca - J31.2
  • Smoker's
    • throat - J31.2
  • Sore
    • throat(acute) — See also Pharyngitis
      • chronic - J31.2
See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J31.2 Chronic pharyngitis

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