Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 478.71
Cellulitis and perichondritis of larynx
  • Short description: Laryngeal cellulitis.
  • ICD-9-CM 478.71 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 478.71 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 478.71.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 478.71: 2013 2014.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 478.71 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J38.7 Other diseases of larynx
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 478.71:
  • Cellulitis (diffuse) (with lymphangitis) (see also Abscess) 682.9
    • glottis 478.71
    • larynx 478.71
  • Perichondritis
    • larynx 478.71
  • Typhoid (abortive) (ambulant) (any site) (fever) (hemorrhagic) (infection) (intermittent) (malignant) (rheumatic) 002.0
    • perichondritis, larynx 002.0 [478.71]
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