Billable Medical Code for Streptococcal sore throat
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 034.0
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 034.0.
The Short Description Is: Strep sore throat.
Streptococcal pharyngitis is also know as acute streptococcal tonsillitis, recurrent acute streptococcal tonsillitis, and streptococcal pharyngitis. This applies to septic: angina, sore throat and streptococcal: angina, laryngitis, pharyngitis, and tonsillitis.
Streptococcal Pharyngitis Definition and Symptoms
Streptococcal pharyngitis is a type of pharyngitis that is caused by a streptococcal infection. It affects the tonsils and in some cases the larynx. Symptoms include throat pain, difficulty swallowing, red or swollen tonsils, white patches on tonsils, swollen and tender lymph nodes, headache, fever, rash, and fatigue.