ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 590.81

Pyelonephrit in oth dis

Diagnosis Code 590.81

ICD-9: 590.81
Short Description: Pyelonephrit in oth dis
Long Description: Pyelitis or pyelonephritis in diseases classified elsewhere
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 590.81

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system
    • Other diseases of urinary system (590-599)
      • 590 Infections of kidney

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
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Manifestations not allowed as principal diagnosis Additional informationCallout TooltipManifestations not allowed as principal diagnosis
Manifestations not allowed as principal diagnosis: Manifestation codes describe the manifestation of an underlying disease, not the disease itself, and therefore should not be used as a principal diagnosis.

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  • Mycoplasmal pyelonephritis
  • Pyelitis associated with another disorder
  • Tuberculous pyelitis
  • Tuberculous pyelonephritis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 590.81 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Urinary Tract Infections

Also called: UTI

The urinary system is the body's drainage system for removing wastes and extra water. It includes two kidneys, two ureters, a bladder, and a urethra. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection in the body.

You may have a UTI if you notice

  • Pain or burning when you urinate
  • Fever, tiredness or shakiness
  • An urge to urinate often
  • Pressure in your lower belly
  • Urine that smells bad or looks cloudy or reddish
  • Pain in your back or side below the ribs

People of any age or sex can get UTIs. But about four times as many women get UTIs as men. You're also at higher risk if you have diabetes, need a tube to drain your bladder, or have a spinal cord injury.

If you think you have a UTI it is important to see your doctor. Your doctor can tell if you have a UTI with a urine test. Treatment is with antibiotics.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Asymptomatic bacteriuria
  • Catheter-associated UTI
  • Cystitis - acute bacterial
  • Leukocyte esterase
  • Radionuclide cystogram
  • Retrograde cystography
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Urinary tract infection - adults
  • Urinary tract infection - children
  • Urinary tract infection in children - aftercare
  • Urine culture
  • Voiding cystourethrogram

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