ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 579.0

Celiac disease

Diagnosis Code 579.0

ICD-9: 579.0
Short Description: Celiac disease
Long Description: Celiac disease
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 579.0

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Other diseases of digestive system (570-579)
      • 579 Intestinal malabsorption

Information for Medical Professionals

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Information for Patients

Celiac Disease

Also called: Celiac sprue, Gluten-sensitive enteropathy, Nontropical sprue

Celiac disease is an immune disease in which people can't eat gluten because it will damage their small intestine. If you have celiac disease and eat foods with gluten, your immune system responds by damaging the small intestine. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. It is found mainly in foods but may also be in other products like medicines, vitamins and supplements, lip balm, and even the glue on stamps and envelopes.

Celiac disease affects each person differently. Symptoms may occur in the digestive system, or in other parts of the body. One person might have diarrhea and abdominal pain, while another person may be irritable or depressed. Irritability is one of the most common symptoms in children. Some people have no symptoms.

Celiac disease is genetic. Blood tests can help your doctor diagnose the disease. Your doctor may also need to examine a small piece of tissue from your small intestine. Treatment is a diet free of gluten.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Celiac disease - nutritional considerations
  • Celiac disease - sprue

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