Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 472.2
Chronic nasopharyngitis
  • ICD-9-CM 472.2 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 472.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 472.2.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 472.2: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Nasopharyngitis, chronic
472.2 Excludes
  • acute or unspecified nasopharyngitis (460)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 472.2 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J31.1 Chronic nasopharyngitis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 472.2:
  • Atrophy, atrophic
    • nasopharynx 472.2
  • Catarrh, catarrhal (inflammation) (see also condition) 460
    • nasobronchial 472.2
    • nasopharyngeal (chronic) 472.2
  • Nasopharyngitis (acute) (infective) (subacute) 460
    • chronic 472.2
      • due to external agent - see Condition, respiratory, chronic, due to
    • suppurative (chronic) 472.2
    • ulcerative (chronic) 472.2
  • Rhinopharyngitis (acute) (subacute) (see also Nasopharyngitis) 460
    • chronic 472.2
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