ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B18.2

Chronic viral hepatitis C

Diagnosis Code B18.2

ICD-10: B18.2
Short Description: Chronic viral hepatitis C
Long Description: Chronic viral hepatitis C
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B18.2

Valid for Submission
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Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Viral hepatitis (B15-B19)
      • Chronic viral hepatitis (B18)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code B18.2 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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Synonyms
  • Chronic active hepatitis
  • Chronic active hepatitis C
  • Chronic active viral hepatitis
  • Chronic hepatitis C
  • Chronic hepatitis C with stage 2 fibrosis
  • Chronic hepatitis C with stage 3 fibrosis
  • Chronic viral hepatitis C with hepatic coma
  • Cirrhosis of liver due to chronic hepatitis C
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cryoglobulinemia due to chronic hepatitis C
  • Hepatic coma due to chronic hepatitis C
  • Hepatic coma due to hepatitis
  • Hepatic coma due to hepatitis
  • Hepatic coma due to viral hepatitis
  • Hepatic coma due to viral hepatitis
  • Hepatitis C carrier
  • Hepatitis with hepatic coma
  • Infectious cirrhosis
  • Secondary cryoglobulinemia
  • Viral hepatitis carrier
  • Viral hepatitis type C
  • Viral hepatitis type C

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code B18.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Hepatitis C

Also called: HCV

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 C, is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It usually spreads through contact with infected blood. It can also spread through sex with an infected person and from mother to baby during childbirth.

Most people who are infected with hepatitis C don't have any symptoms for years. If you do get symptoms, you may feel as if you have the flu. You may also have jaundice, a yellowing of skin and eyes, dark-colored urine, and pale bowel movements. A blood test can tell if you have it. Usually, hepatitis C does not get better by itself. The infection can last a lifetime and may lead to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) or liver cancer. Medicines sometimes help, but side effects can be a problem. Serious cases may need a liver transplant.

There is no vaccine for HCV.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Hepatitis C (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hepatitis C - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Hepatitis C -- children (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hepatitis virus panel (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Preventing hepatitis B or C (Medical Encyclopedia)


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