ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Jun 27, 2017

See: Acute tonsillitis, unspecified

  ICD-10 Code for Acute tonsillitis, unspecified J03.90

J03.90 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J03.90 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 10 Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99)
Section J00-J06 Acute upper respiratory infections (J00-J06)
Category J03 Acute tonsillitis

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Related Terms to “Acute tonsillitis, unspecified”

  • Adenoiditis(chronic) - J35.02
    • acute - J03.90
  • Infection, infected, infective(opportunistic) - B99.9
    • adenoid(and tonsil) - J03.90
  • Tonsillitis(acute) (catarrhal) (croupous) (follicular) (gangrenous) (infective) (lacunar) (lingual) (malignant) (membranous) (parenchymatous) (phlegmonous) (pseudomembranous) (purulent) (septic) (subacute) (suppurative) (toxic) (ulcerative) (vesicular) (v(acute) (catarrhal) (croupous) (follicular) (gangrenous) (infective) (lacunar) (lingual) (malignant) (membranous) (parenchymatous) (phlegmonous) (pseudomembranous) (purulent) (septic) (subacute) (suppurative) (toxic) (ulcerative) (vesicular) (viral) - J03.90
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