ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 792.5

Cloudy dialysis effluent

Diagnosis Code 792.5

ICD-9: 792.5
Short Description: Cloudy dialysis effluent
Long Description: Cloudy (hemodialysis) (peritoneal) dialysis effluent
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 792.5

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
    • Nonspecific abnormal findings (790-796)
      • 792 Nonspecific abnormal findings in other body substances

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • R88.0 - Cloudy (hemodialysis) (peritoneal) dialysis effluent

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 792.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Cloudy
      • dialysis effluent 792.5
    • Findings, (abnormal), without diagnosis (examination) (laboratory test) 796.4
      • cloudy dialysis effluent 792.5

Information for Patients


Also called: Renal dialysis

When your kidneys are healthy, they clean your blood. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. When your kidneys fail, you need treatment to replace the work your kidneys used to do. Unless you have a kidney transplant, you will need a treatment called dialysis.

There are two main types of dialysis. Both types filter your blood to rid your body of harmful wastes, extra salt, and water.

  • Hemodialysis uses a machine. It is sometimes called an artificial kidney. You usually go to a special clinic for treatments several times a week.
  • Peritoneal dialysis uses the lining of your abdomen, called the peritoneal membrane, to filter your blood.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Central venous catheter - dressing change
  • Central venous catheter - flushing
  • Central venous catheters - ports
  • Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Dialysis
  • Dialysis -- hemodialysis
  • Dialysis centers -- what to expect
  • Hemodialysis access -- self care
  • Hemodialysis access procedures
  • Taking care of your vascular access for hemodialysis

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