ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N13.6


Diagnosis Code N13.6

ICD-10: N13.6
Short Description: Pyonephrosis
Long Description: Pyonephrosis
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N13.6

Valid for Submission
The code N13.6 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Renal tubulo-interstitial diseases (N10-N16)
      • Obstructive and reflux uropathy (N13)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code N13.6 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Acute pyonephrosis
  • Acute pyonephrosis
  • Acute pyonephrosis with renal medullary necrosis
  • Acute pyonephrosis without renal medullary necrosis
  • Acute upper urinary tract infection
  • Acute upper urinary tract infection
  • Chronic pyonephrosis
  • Chronic urinary tract infection
  • Chronic urinary tract infection
  • Pyonephrosis
  • Pyonephrosis
  • Recurrent obstructive pyelonephritis
  • Recurrent urinary tract infection

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code N13.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Urinary Tract Infections

Also called: UTI

The urinary system is the body's drainage system for removing wastes and extra water. It includes two kidneys, two ureters, a bladder, and a urethra. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection in the body.

You may have a UTI if you notice

  • Pain or burning when you urinate
  • Fever, tiredness, or shakiness
  • An urge to urinate often
  • Pressure in your lower belly
  • Urine that smells bad or looks cloudy or reddish
  • Pain in your back or side below the ribs

People of any age or sex can get UTIs. But about four times as many women get UTIs as men. You're also at higher risk if you have diabetes, need a tube to drain your bladder, or have a spinal cord injury.

If you think you have a UTI it is important to see your doctor. Your doctor can tell if you have a UTI with a urine test. Treatment is with antibiotics.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Asymptomatic bacteriuria
  • Catheter-associated UTI
  • Cystitis - acute
  • Leukocyte esterase urine test
  • Urinary tract infection - adults
  • Urinary tract infection - children
  • Urine - bloody
  • Urine culture

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