Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 464.4
Croup
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 464.4 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 464.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Allergic croup, recurrent
  • Recurrent allergic croup
Clinical Information
  • Inflammation involving the glottis or vocal cords and the subglottic larynx. Croup is characterized by a barking cough, hoarseness, and persistent inspiratory stridor (a high-pitched breathing sound). It occurs chiefly in infants and children.
Applies To
  • Croup syndrome
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 464.4 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J05.0 Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup]
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 464.4:
  • Angina (attack) (cardiac) (chest) (effort) (heart) (pectoris) (syndrome) (vasomotor) 413.9
    • croupous 464.4
    • membranous 464.4
    • trachealis 464.4
  • Croup, croupous (acute) (angina) (catarrhal) (infective) (inflammatory) (laryngeal) (membranous) (nondiphtheritic) (pseudomembranous) 464.4
    • asthmatic (see also Asthma) 493.9
    • diphtheritic (membranous) 032.3
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • croup 464.4
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