Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 472.0
Chronic rhinitis
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 472.0 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 472.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Atrophic rhinitis
  • Drug induced rhinitis due to alpha blocker
  • Eosinophilic nonallergic rhinitis
  • Gustatory rhinitis
  • Hypertrophic rhinitis
  • Irritant rhinitis
  • Irritant rhinitis (nasal congestion)
  • Mixed rhinitis
  • Non-allergic nasal rhinitis with eosinophilia
  • Nonallergic rhinitis
  • Non-allergic rhinitis
  • Nonallergic rhinitis with eosinophilia
  • Purulent rhinitis
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinitis (nasal congestion)
  • Rhinitis (nasal congestion), chronic
  • Rhinitis (nasal congestion), nonallergic
  • Rhinitis due to alpha blocking medication
  • Rhinitis due to alpha-adrenergic blocking agent
  • Rhinitis medicamentosa
  • Rhinitis of pregnancy
  • Rhinitis, atrophic
  • Rhinitis, chronic
  • Rhinitis, gustatory
  • Rhinitis, hypertrophic
  • Rhinitis, nonallergic
  • Rhinitis, purulent
Clinical Information
  • An inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nose, usually associated with nasal discharge.
  • Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose.
472.0 Excludes
Applies To
  • Ozena
  • Rhinitis:
    • NOS
    • atrophic
    • granulomatous
    • hypertrophic
    • obstructive
    • purulent
    • ulcerative
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 472.0 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J31.0 Chronic rhinitis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 472.0:
  • Atrophy, atrophic
    • rhinitis 472.0
  • Catarrh, catarrhal (inflammation) (see also condition) 460
    • chronic 472.0
    • congestion 472.0
    • nasal (chronic) (see also Rhinitis) 472.0
  • Congestion, congestive
    • catarrhal 472.0
  • Fever 780.60
    • catarrhal (acute) 460
      • chronic 472.0
  • Hypertrophy, hypertrophic
    • rhinitis (turbinate) 472.0
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory (with exudation)
  • Ozena 472.0
  • Rhinitis (atrophic) (catarrhal) (chronic) (croupous) (fibrinous) (hyperplastic) (hypertrophic) (membranous) (purulent) (suppurative) (ulcerative) 472.0
    • with
      • hay fever (see also Fever, hay) 477.9
        • with asthma (bronchial) 493.0
      • sore throat - see Nasopharyngitis
    • allergic (nonseasonal) (seasonal) (see also Fever, hay) 477.9
      • with asthma (see also Asthma) 493.0
      • due to food 477.1
    • granulomatous 472.0
    • obstructive 472.0
    • pneumococcal 460
    • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 012.8
    • vasomotor (see also Fever, hay) 477.9
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