Diagnosis Code


Code Information

Diagnosis Code: A36.0

Short Description: Pharyngeal diphtheria

Long Description: Pharyngeal diphtheria

The code A36.0 is VALID for claim submission

Code Classification:

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other bacterial diseases (A30-A49)
      • Diphtheria (A36)
        • A36.0 Pharyngeal diphtheria

Code Version: 2022 ICD-10-CM


  • Faucial diphtheria
  • Paralysis of palate
  • Paralysis of uvula
  • Pharyngeal diphtheria
  • Postdiphtheritic paralysis of uvula
  • Respiratory diphtheria

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code A36.0 has the following ICD-10-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Inclusion Terms:
    • Diphtheritic membranous angina
    • Tonsillar diphtheria

Crosswalk Information

ICD-10 Code ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
A36.0 Right Arrow 032.0 Faucial diphtheria

This ICD-10 to ICD-9 data is based on the 2018 General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) files published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for informational purposes only. The data is not an ICD-10 conversion tool and doesn’t guarantee clinical accuracy.

Similar Codes

ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
A36 Diphtheria
A36.1 Nasopharyngeal diphtheria
A36.2 Laryngeal diphtheria
A36.3 Cutaneous diphtheria
A36.8 Other diphtheria
A36.81 Diphtheritic cardiomyopathy
A36.82 Diphtheritic radiculomyelitis
A36.83 Diphtheritic polyneuritis
A36.84 Diphtheritic tubulo-interstitial nephropathy
A36.85 Diphtheritic cystitis
A36.86 Diphtheritic conjunctivitis
A36.89 Other diphtheritic complications
A36.9 Diphtheria, unspecified

This page was last updated on: 10/1/2021