Code Information

Diagnosis Code: 380.12

Short Description: Acute swimmers' ear

Long Description: Acute swimmers' ear

Code Classification:

  • Diseases of the sense organs (360–389)
    • Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (380-389)
      • 380 Disorders of external ear
        • 380.12 Acute swimmers' ear

Code Version: 2015 ICD-9-CM


  • Acute bacterial otitis externa
  • Acute infective otitis externa
  • Acute otitis externa

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code 380.12 has the following ICD-9-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Beach ear 380.12
  • Ear - see also condition
    • swimmers' acute 380.12
    • tank 380.12
  • Swimmers'
    • ear (acute) 380.12
  • Tank ear 380.12

Crosswalk Information

The code 380.12 converts into the following ICD-10 code(s):
ICD-9 Code ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
380.12 Right Arrow H60.339 Swimmer's ear, unspecified ear
This ICD-9 to ICD-10 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-9 Code ICD-9 Description
380.00 Perichondritis of pinna, unspecified
380.01 Acute perichondritis of pinna
380.02 Chronic perichondritis of pinna
380.03 Chondritis of pinna
380.10 Infective otitis externa, unspecified
380.11 Acute infection of pinna
380.13 Other acute infections of external ear
380.14 Malignant otitis externa
380.15 Chronic mycotic otitis externa
380.16 Other chronic infective otitis externa
380.21 Cholesteatoma of external ear
380.22 Other acute otitis externa
380.23 Other chronic otitis externa
380.30 Disorder of pinna, unspecified
380.31 Hematoma of auricle or pinna
380.32 Acquired deformities of auricle or pinna
380.39 Other noninfectious disorders of pinna
380.4 Impacted cerumen
380.50 Acquired stenosis of external ear canal, unspecified as to cause
380.51 Acquired stenosis of external ear canal secondary to trauma
380.52 Acquired stenosis of external ear canal secondary to surgery
380.53 Acquired stenosis of external ear canal secondary to inflammation
380.81 Exostosis of external ear canal
380.89 Other disorders of external ear
380.9 Unspecified disorder of external ear

This page was last updated on: 10/1/2014