ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K74.3

Primary biliary cirrhosis

Diagnosis Code K74.3

ICD-10: K74.3
Short Description: Primary biliary cirrhosis
Long Description: Primary biliary cirrhosis
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K74.3

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Diseases of liver (K70-K77)
      • Fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver (K74)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K74.3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Autoimmune liver disease
  • Biliary cirrhosis
  • Cholangiohepatitis
  • Cholangiolitic cirrhosis
  • Cholangiolitis
  • Fibrosis of bile duct
  • Florid cirrhosis
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K74.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Bile Duct Diseases

Your liver makes a digestive juice called bile. Your gallbladder stores it between meals. When you eat, your gallbladder pushes the bile into tubes called bile ducts. They carry the bile to your small intestine. The bile helps break down fat. It also helps the liver get rid of toxins and wastes.

Different diseases can block the bile ducts and cause a problem with the flow of bile:

  • Gallstones, which can increase pressure in the gallbladder and cause a gallbladder attack. The pain usually lasts from one to several hours.
  • Cancer
  • Infections
  • Birth defects, such as biliary atresia. It is the most common reason for liver transplants in children in the United States.
  • Inflammation, which can cause scarring. Over time, this can lead to liver failure.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • ALP - blood test
  • Bile duct obstruction
  • Biliary atresia
  • Biliary stricture
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholestasis
  • ERCP
  • Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) blood test
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis

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Also called: Hepatic fibrosis

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver. Scar tissue forms because of injury or long-term disease. Scar tissue cannot do what healthy liver tissue does - make protein, help fight infections, clean the blood, help digest food and store energy. Cirrhosis can lead to

  • Easy bruising or bleeding, or nosebleeds
  • Swelling of the abdomen or legs
  • Extra sensitivity to medicines
  • High blood pressure in the vein entering the liver
  • Enlarged veins called varices in the esophagus and stomach. Varices can bleed suddenly.
  • Kidney failure
  • Jaundice
  • Severe itching
  • Gallstones

A small number of people with cirrhosis get liver cancer.

Your doctor will diagnose cirrhosis with blood tests, imaging tests, or a biopsy.

Cirrhosis has many causes. In the United States, the most common causes are chronic alcoholism and hepatitis. Nothing will make the scar tissue disappear, but treating the cause can keep it from getting worse. If too much scar tissue forms, you may need to consider a liver transplant.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Abdominal tap
  • Ascites
  • Cirrhosis
  • Cirrhosis - discharge
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)

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