J06.0: Acute laryngopharyngitis

Your throat and larynx are inflamed.

The throat is behind the mouth and nose. It connects the mouth and nose with the windpipe (trachea) and gullet (oesophagus). If your throat is inflamed, you may have a sore throat and cough.

Your larynx is also inflamed. The larynx is located beneath the throat. The larynx can be seen particularly well in men as a bulging area at the front of the neck. This area is also called the Adam’s apple. The larynx is important for breathing and speaking. It consists mainly of cartilage, ligaments, and muscles. The vocal cords are also located in the larynx.

The vocal cords may swell up due to an inflammation in the larynx. As a result, you may be hoarse.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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