Diagnosis Code K85.1
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code K85.1 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
- Acute pancreatitis due to common bile duct calculus
- Calculus of common bile duct with acute pancreatitis
- Common bile duct calculus
- Gallstone acute pancreatitis
- Gallstone pancreatitis
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K85.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
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- Gallstone pancreatitis
Replaced Code Replaced 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.
- K85.10 - Biliary acute pancreatitis without necrosis or infection
- K85.11 - Biliary acute pancreatitis with uninfected necrosis
- K85.12 - Biliary acute pancreatitis with infected necrosis
Information for Patients
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
- Lipase test
- Pancreatitis - children
- Pancreatitis - discharge