ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 571.0

Alcoholic fatty liver

Diagnosis Code 571.0

ICD-9: 571.0
Short Description: Alcoholic fatty liver
Long Description: Alcoholic fatty liver
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 571.0

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Other diseases of digestive system (570-579)
      • 571 Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • K70.0 - Alcoholic fatty liver

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Also called: Hepatic fibrosis

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver. Scar tissue forms because of injury or long-term disease. Scar tissue cannot do what healthy liver tissue does - make protein, help fight infections, clean the blood, help digest food and store energy. Cirrhosis can lead to

  • Easy bruising or bleeding, or nosebleeds
  • Swelling of the abdomen or legs
  • Extra sensitivity to medicines
  • High blood pressure in the vein entering the liver
  • Enlarged veins called varices in the esophagus and stomach. Varices can bleed suddenly.
  • Kidney failure
  • Jaundice
  • Severe itching
  • Gallstones

A small number of people with cirrhosis get liver cancer.

Your doctor will diagnose cirrhosis with blood tests, imaging tests, or a biopsy.

Cirrhosis has many causes. In the United States, the most common causes are chronic alcoholism and hepatitis. Nothing will make the scar tissue disappear, but treating the cause can keep it from getting worse. If too much scar tissue forms, you may need to consider a liver transplant.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Abdominal tap
  • Antimitochondrial antibody
  • Ascites
  • Cirrhosis
  • Cirrhosis - discharge
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Mesenteric angiography
  • Portacaval shunting
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)

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Liver Diseases

Also called: Hepatic disease

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons.

There are many kinds of liver diseases. Viruses cause some of them, like hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Others can be the result of drugs, poisons or drinking too much alcohol. If the liver forms scar tissue because of an illness, it's called cirrhosis. Jaundice, or yellowing of the skin, can be one sign of liver disease.

Cancer can affect the liver. You could also inherit a liver disease such as hemochromatosis.

  • 5'-nucleotidase
  • Abdominal tap
  • Albumin - serum
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • ALP - blood test
  • ALP isoenzyme test
  • ALT
  • Amebic liver abscess
  • Ascites
  • AST
  • Bilirubin - urine
  • Diet - liver disease
  • Fatty liver -- nonalcoholic
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Hepatic hemangioma
  • Hepatic ischemia
  • Hepatocerebral degeneration
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Liver disease
  • Liver scan
  • Portacaval shunting
  • Pyogenic liver abscess
  • Total protein
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)

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