ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 22, 2017

See: Peritonsillar abscess

  ICD-10 Code for Peritonsillar abscess J36

J36 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J36 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 J36 Peritonsillar abscess

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Use Additional Code
  • code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent.
Includes
  • abscess of tonsil
  • peritonsillar cellulitis
  • quinsy
Excludes1
  • acute tonsillitis (J03.-)
  • chronic tonsillitis (J35.0)
  • retropharyngeal abscess (J39.0)
  • tonsillitis NOS (J03.9-)
See also ICD 10 code for

Related Terms to “Peritonsillar abscess”

  • Abscess(connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) - L02.91
    • circumtonsillar - J36
    • intratonsillar - J36
    • lingual - K14.0
      • tonsil - J36
    • peritonsillar - J36
    • posttonsillar - J36
    • tonsil(s) (lingual) - J36
    • tonsillopharyngeal - J36
  • Angina(attack) (cardiac) (chest) (heart) (pectoris) (syndrome) (vasomotor) - I20.9
    • phlegmonous - J36
    • tonsil - J36
  • Cellulitis(diffuse) (phlegmonous) (septic) (suppurative) - L03.90
    • peritonsillar - J36
    • tonsil - J36
  • Cynanche
    • tonsillaris - J36
  • Gangrene, gangrenous(connective tissue) (dropsical) (dry) (moist) (skin) (ulcer) - I96See also Necrosis
    • quinsy - J36
  • Hemorrhage, hemorrhagic(concealed) - R58
  • Peritonsillitis - J36
  • Quinsy(gangrenous) - J36
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Questions related to J36 Peritonsillar abscess

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