Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 478.8
Upper respiratory tract hypersensitivity reaction site unspecified
  • Short description: Urt hypersens react NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 478.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 478.8 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 478.8 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM J39.3 Upper respiratory tract hypersensitivity reaction, site unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Upper respiratory tract hypersensitivity reaction
478.8 Excludes
  • hypersensitivity reaction of lower respiratory tract, as:
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 478.8:
  • Hypersensitive, hypersensitiveness, hypersensitivity - see also Allergy
    • reaction (see also Allergy) 995.3
      • upper respiratory tract NEC 478.8
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