ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B15.9

Hepatitis A without hepatic coma

Diagnosis Code B15.9

ICD-10: B15.9
Short Description: Hepatitis A without hepatic coma
Long Description: Hepatitis A without hepatic coma
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B15.9

Valid for Submission
The code B15.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Viral hepatitis (B15-B19)
      • Acute hepatitis A (B15)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code B15.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 441 - DISORDERS OF LIVER EXCEPT MALIGNANCY, CIRRHOSIS OR ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS WITH MCC
  • 442 - DISORDERS OF LIVER EXCEPT MALIGNANCY, CIRRHOSIS OR ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS WITH CC
  • 443 - DISORDERS OF LIVER EXCEPT MALIGNANCY, CIRRHOSIS OR ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS WITHOUT CC/MCC

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  • 070.1 - Hepatitis A w/o coma

Synonyms
  • Acute fulminating type A viral hepatitis
  • Acute fulminating viral hepatitis
  • Acute type A viral hepatitis
  • Anicteric type A viral hepatitis
  • Anicteric viral hepatitis
  • Finding of Hepatitis A status
  • Hepatitis A - current infection
  • Relapsing type A viral hepatitis
  • Relapsing viral hepatitis
  • Viral hepatitis A without hepatic coma
  • Viral hepatitis A without hepatic coma, without hepatitis delta
  • Viral hepatitis, type A

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code B15.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Hepatitis A

Also called: HAV

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. One type, hepatitis A, is caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). The disease spreads through contact with an infected person's stool. You can get it from

  • Eating food made by an infected person who did not wash their hands after using the bathroom
  • Drinking untreated water or eating food washed in untreated water
  • Putting into your mouth a finger or object that came into contact with an infected person's stool
  • Having close contact with an infected person, such as through sex or caring for someone who is ill

Most people do not have any symptoms. If you do have symptoms, you may feel as if you have the flu. You may also have yellowish eyes and skin, called jaundice. A blood test will show if you have HAV.

HAV usually gets better in a few weeks without treatment. However, some people can have symptoms for up to 6 months. Your doctor may suggest medicines to help relieve your symptoms.

The hepatitis A vaccine can prevent HAV. Good hygiene can also help. Wash your hands thoroughly before preparing food, after using the toilet, or after changing a diaper. International travelers should be careful about drinking tap water.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Hepatitis A (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hepatitis A -- children (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hepatitis A and the Vaccine (Shot) to Prevent It (American Academy of Family Physicians)
  • Hepatitis A and the Vaccine (Shot) to Prevent It (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Hepatitis A and the Vaccine (Shot) to Prevent It (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Hepatitis virus panel (Medical Encyclopedia)


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