Parotiditis ICD-10-CM Codes

Discover the ICD-10 codes used for parotiditis or parotitis and learn more about their clinical descriptions, synonyms, billability, etc.

By RJ Gumban on Jun 16, 2024.

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Parotiditis ICD-10-CM Codes

What ICD-10 Codes are Used for Parotiditis 

Here’s a list of the ICD-10 codes for parotiditis, parotitis, or sialoadenitis that practitioners can use for coding, billing, documentation, and more:

  • K11.20: Sialoadenitis, unspecified
  • K11.21: Acute sialoadenitis
  • K11.22: Acute recurrent sialoadenitis
  • K11.23: Chronic sialoadenitis

Which Parotiditis ICD codes are Billable? 

All of the parotiditis ICD codes mentioned above are billable. 

Clinical Information

  • Parotiditis or parotitis is when one or more of the salivary glands are infected and are swollen. 
  • There are multiple causes for parotiditis. Common ones are bacteria and viruses like Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, mumps, HIV, and herpes. However, if one is diagnosed with the following conditions, they have a high risk of developing parotiditis: HIV, AIDS, Sjogre’s syndrome, xerostomia, diabetes, and bulimia.
  • Symptoms of parotiditis include dry mouth, high fever, trouble breathing/swallowing, constant foul taste in mouth, pain in face/mouth, and swelling in the face/neck/jaw. Do note that the mentioned symptoms may also be symptoms of another condition. 
  • To diagnose parotiditis, the patient will be examined and undergo imaging tests like ultrasound, MRI, and CT. It’s also possible that the practitioner will collect tissue from the salivary glands via a biopsy. 
  • Treatments include antibiotics, pain relief medicine, and home treatments such as drinking water with lemon and applying a warm compress to the gland.

Synonyms Include:

  • Parotitis
  • Parotiditis
  • Sialoadenitis
  • Sialoangiitis
  • Sialodochitis
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Commonly asked questions

When to use a Parotiditis ICD code?

You can use a parotiditis ICD code once you’ve determined with tests and an examination that the symptoms aren’t because of another condition but because of the inflammation or infection of the salivary glands.

Are Parotiditis diagnosis codes billable?

Yes, the parotiditis diagnosis ICD 10 codes are billable. 

What are the common treatments for Parotiditis?

Though treatments will vary depending on the severity, cause, and symptoms, some common treatments include antibiotics, pain relief medicine, and home remedies like drinking lemon water and gargling warm salt water. 

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