ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K85.0

Idiopathic acute pancreatitis

Diagnosis Code K85.0

ICD-10: K85.0
Short Description: Idiopathic acute pancreatitis
Long Description: Idiopathic acute pancreatitis
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K85.0

Replaced Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplaced Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2016. This codes was replaced for the FY 2017 (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017).

This code was replaced in the 2017 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • K85.00 - Idiopathic acute pancreatitis without necrosis or infection
  • K85.01 - Idiopathic acute pancreatitis with uninfected necrosis
  • K85.02 - Idiopathic acute pancreatitis with infected necrosis


Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Disorders of gallbladder, biliary tract and pancreas (K80-K87)
      • Acute pancreatitis (K85)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K85.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • DISORDERS OF PANCREAS EXCEPT MALIGNANCY WITH MCC 438
  • DISORDERS OF PANCREAS EXCEPT MALIGNANCY WITH CC 439
  • DISORDERS OF PANCREAS EXCEPT MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC 440

Synonyms
  • Idiopathic acute pancreatitis

Information for Patients


Pancreatitis

The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach and close to the first part of the small intestine. It secretes digestive juices into the small intestine through a tube called the pancreatic duct. The pancreas also releases the hormones insulin and glucagon into the bloodstream.

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. It happens when digestive enzymes start digesting the pancreas itself. Pancreatitis can be acute or chronic. Either form is serious and can lead to complications.

Acute pancreatitis occurs suddenly and usually goes away in a few days with treatment. It is often caused by gallstones. Common symptoms are severe pain in the upper abdomen, nausea, and vomiting. Treatment is usually a few days in the hospital for intravenous (IV) fluids, antibiotics, and medicines to relieve pain.

Chronic pancreatitis does not heal or improve. It gets worse over time and leads to permanent damage. The most common cause is heavy alcohol use. Other causes include cystic fibrosis and other inherited disorders, high levels of calcium or fats in the blood, some medicines, and autoimmune conditions. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and oily stools. Treatment may also be a few days in the hospital for intravenous (IV) fluids, medicines to relieve pain, and nutritional support. After that, you may need to start taking enzymes and eat a special diet. It is also important to not smoke or drink alcohol.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Amylase - blood
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • ERCP
  • Lipase test
  • Pancreatitis - children
  • Pancreatitis - discharge


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