ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 572.0

Abscess of liver

Diagnosis Code 572.0

ICD-9: 572.0
Short Description: Abscess of liver
Long Description: Abscess of liver
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 572.0

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Other diseases of digestive system (570-579)
      • 572 Liver abscess and sequelae of chronic liver disease

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


An abscess is a pocket of pus. You can get an abscess almost anywhere in your body. When an area of your body becomes infected, your body's immune system tries to fight the infection. White blood cells go to the infected area, collect within the damaged tissue, and cause inflammation. During this process, pus forms. Pus is a mixture of living and dead white blood cells, germs, and dead tissue.

Bacteria, viruses, parasites and swallowed objects can all lead to abscesses. Skin abscesses are easy to detect. They are red, raised and painful. Abscesses inside your body may not be obvious and can damage organs, including the brain, lungs and others. Treatments include drainage and antibiotics.

  • Abscess
  • Abscess scan - radioactive
  • Amebic liver abscess
  • Anorectal abscess
  • Bartholin's abscess
  • Brain abscess
  • Epidural abscess
  • Intra-abdominal abscess
  • Pancreatic abscess
  • Perirenal abscess
  • Peritonsillar abscess
  • Pilonidal cyst resection
  • Pyogenic liver abscess
  • Retropharyngeal abscess
  • Skin abscess
  • Subareolar abscess
  • Tooth abscess

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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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