Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 032.9
Diphtheria, unspecified
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 032.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 032.9 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 032.9 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM A36.9 Diphtheria, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Diphtheria
  • Diphtheria infection
Clinical Information
  • Localized infection of mucous membranes or skin caused by toxigenic strains of corynebacterium diphtheriae; it is characterized by the presence of a pseudomembrane at the site of infection; diphtheria toxin, produced by c. Diphtheriae, can cause myocarditis, polyneuritis, and other systemic toxic effects
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 032.9:
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