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ICD-10-CM Code A36.0
Pharyngeal diphtheria

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

A36.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of pharyngeal diphtheria. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code A36 is used to code Diphtheria

Diphtheria (from Greek: διφθέρα diphthera, meaning leather) is an infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Signs and symptoms may vary from mild to severe. They usually start two to five days after exposure. Symptoms often come on fairly gradually beginning with a sore throat and fever. In severe cases a grey or white patch develops in the throat. This can block the airway and create a barking cough as in croup. The neck may swell in part due to large lymph nodes. A form of diphtheria that involves the skin, eyes, or genitals also exists. Complications may include myocarditis, inflammation of nerves, kidney problems, and bleeding problems due to low blood platelets. Myocarditis may result in an abnormal heart rate and inflammation of the nerves may result in paralysis.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Code: D004165
ICD 9 Code: 32

Diphtheria causes a swollen neck, sometimes referred to as a "bull neck".

Coding Notes for A36.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Diphtheritic membranous angina
Tonsillar diphtheria

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses without CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #154-156 - Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #154-156 - Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #154-156 - Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Pharyngeal diphtheria (disorder)

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Faucial diphtheria (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 032.0 was previously used, A36.0 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: A36 - Diphtheria

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/A360