ICD-10-CM Code for Peritonsillar abscess J36

ICD-10 code J36 for Peritonsillar abscess is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - Diseases of the respiratory system .

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Peritonsillar abscess
Includes: abscess of tonsil
peritonsillar cellulitis
Use additional code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent.
Excludes1: acute tonsillitis (J03.-)
chronic tonsillitis (J35.0)
retropharyngeal abscess (J39.0)
tonsillitis NOS (J03.9-)
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