ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R17

Unspecified jaundice

Diagnosis Code R17

ICD-10: R17
Short Description: Unspecified jaundice
Long Description: Unspecified jaundice
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R17

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The code R17 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen (R10-R19)
      • Unspecified jaundice (R17)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R17 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 441 - DISORDERS OF LIVER EXCEPT MALIGNANCY, CIRRHOSIS OR ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS WITH MCC
  • 442 - DISORDERS OF LIVER EXCEPT MALIGNANCY, CIRRHOSIS OR ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS WITH CC
  • 443 - DISORDERS OF LIVER EXCEPT MALIGNANCY, CIRRHOSIS OR ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Synonyms
  • Acute cholestatic jaundice syndrome
  • Atrophy of liver
  • Cholestatic jaundice syndrome
  • Chronic cholestatic jaundice syndrome
  • Conjugated hyperbilirubinemia
  • Elevated total bilirubin
  • Finding of bilirubin level
  • Finding of color of limb
  • Hepatocellular jaundice
  • Icterus gravis of pregnancy
  • Increased bilirubin level
  • Inherited renal tubule insufficiency with cholestatic jaundice
  • Jaundice
  • Jaundice
  • Jaundiced appearance of face
  • Jaundiced appearance of limbs
  • Liver disorder in pregnancy
  • Obstructive hyperbilirubinemia
  • On examination - color
  • On examination - jaundiced color
  • Postoperative jaundice

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R17 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Jaundice

Also called: Icterus

Jaundice causes your skin and the whites of your eyes to turn yellow. Too much bilirubin causes jaundice. Bilirubin is a yellow chemical in hemoglobin, the substance that carries oxygen in your red blood cells. As red blood cells break down, your body builds new cells to replace them. The old ones are processed by the liver. If the liver cannot handle the blood cells as they break down, bilirubin builds up in the body and your skin may look yellow.

Many healthy babies have some jaundice during the first week of life. It usually goes away. However, jaundice can happen at any age and may be a sign of a problem. Jaundice can happen for many reasons, such as

  • Blood diseases
  • Genetic syndromes
  • Liver diseases, such as hepatitis or cirrhosis
  • Blockage of bile ducts
  • Infections
  • Medicines

  • Bilirubin - blood (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bilirubin - urine (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Jaundice (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Jaundice causes (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Newborn jaundice (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Newborn jaundice - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)


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