ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Dec 12, 2017

See: Chronic diseases of tonsils and adenoids

J35 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
Chronic diseases of tonsils and adenoids
Use Additional Code
  • code to identify:
  • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
  • exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period (P96.81)
  • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
  • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
  • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
  • tobacco use (Z72.0)

More specific codes for Chronic diseases of tonsils and adenoids

  • J35.0 - Chronic tonsillitis and adenoiditis
    • J35.01 - Chronic tonsillitis
    • J35.02 - Chronic adenoiditis
    • J35.03 - Chronic tonsillitis and adenoiditis
  • J35.1 - Hypertrophy of tonsils
  • J35.2 - Hypertrophy of adenoids
  • J35.3 - Hypertrophy of tonsils with hypertrophy of adenoids
  • J35.8 - Other chronic diseases of tonsils and adenoids
  • J35.9 - Chronic disease of tonsils and adenoids, unspecified
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See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J35 Chronic diseases of tonsils and adenoids

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.