ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B18.9

Chronic viral hepatitis, unspecified

Diagnosis Code B18.9

ICD-10: B18.9
Short Description: Chronic viral hepatitis, unspecified
Long Description: Chronic viral hepatitis, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B18.9


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 B18.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

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

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Synonyms
  • Chronic active hepatitis
  • Chronic active viral hepatitis
  • Chronic aggressive viral hepatitis
  • Chronic persistent hepatitis
  • Chronic persistent viral hepatitis
  • Chronic viral hepatitis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code B18.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Hepatitis

Also called: Viral hepatitis

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.

Viruses cause most cases of hepatitis. The type of hepatitis is named for the virus that causes it; for example, hepatitis A, hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Drug or alcohol use can also cause hepatitis. In other cases, your body mistakenly attacks healthy cells in the liver.

Some people who have hepatitis have no symptoms. Others may have

  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dark-colored urine and pale bowel movements
  • Stomach pain
  • Jaundice, yellowing of skin and eyes

Some forms of hepatitis are mild, and others can be serious. Some can lead to scarring, called cirrhosis, or to liver cancer.

Sometimes hepatitis goes away by itself. If it does not, it can be treated with drugs. Sometimes hepatitis lasts a lifetime. Vaccines can help prevent some viral forms.

  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Drug-induced hepatitis
  • Hepatitis
  • Viral Hepatitis: A through E and Beyond - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)


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