2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 478.21
Cellulitis of pharynx or nasopharynx
- Short description: Cellulitis of pharynx.
- ICD-9-CM 478.21 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 478.21 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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- More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 478.21: 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM
converts approximately to:
- 2015/16 ICD-10-CM J39.1 Other abscess of pharynx
- Cellulitis of nasopharynx
- Cellulitis of parapharyngeal space
- Cellulitis of pharynx
- Pharyngeal cellulitis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index
entries containing back-references to 478.21
- Cellulitis (diffuse) (with lymphangitis) (see also Abscess) 682.9
- nasopharynx 478.21
- pharynx 478.21