Diagnosis Code N17.8
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code N17.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
- 673 - OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT PROCEDURES WITH MCC
- 674 - OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT PROCEDURES WITH CC
- 675 - OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT PROCEDURES WITHOUT CC/MCC
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
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- 584.8 - Acute kidney failure NEC
- Acute renal failure due to ischemia
- Nephropathy due to ischemia
- Post-renal renal failure
Information for Patients
Also called: ESRD, End-stage renal disease, Renal failure
Healthy kidneys clean your blood by removing excess fluid, minerals, and wastes. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. But if the kidneys are damaged, they don't work properly. Harmful wastes can build up in your body. Your blood pressure may rise. Your body may retain excess fluid and not make enough red blood cells. This is called kidney failure.
If your kidneys fail, you need treatment to replace the work they normally do. The treatment options are dialysis or a kidney transplant. Each treatment has benefits and drawbacks. No matter which treatment you choose, you'll need to make some changes in your life, including how you eat and plan your activities. But with the help of health care providers, family, and friends, most people with kidney failure can lead full and active lives.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Acute kidney failure (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Acute tubular necrosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Dialysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- End-stage kidney disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Glomerular filtration rate (Medical Encyclopedia)