2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K83.09

Other cholangitis

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Other cholangitis
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
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Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Disorders of gallbladder, biliary tract and pancreas
      • Other diseases of biliary tract

K83.09 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other cholangitis. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Acute cholangitis
  • Acute obstructive cholangitis
  • Ascending cholangitis
  • Autoimmune cholangitis
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Autoimmune liver disease
  • Bacterial cholangitis
  • Bacterial cholangitis
  • Bleeding esophageal varices
  • Bleeding esophageal varices due to autoimmune hepatitis
  • Bleeding esophageal varices due to hepatic fibrosis
  • Bleeding esophageal varices due to primary biliary cholangitis
  • Cholangiohepatitis
  • Cholangiohepatitis
  • Cholangiohepatitis
  • Cholangiolitis
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholangitis co-occurrent and due to calculus of gallbladder
  • Cholangitis lenta
  • Cholangitis with AIDS
  • Chronic cholangitis
  • Chronic lymphocytic cholangitis-cholangiohepatitis
  • Congenital hypotrichia
  • Eosinophilic cholangitis
  • Esophageal varices associated with another disorder
  • Esophageal varices due to cirrhosis of liver
  • Follicular cholangitis and pancreatitis
  • HIV-related sclerosing cholangitis
  • IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis
  • Immunoglobulin G4 related disease
  • Infective cholangitis
  • Infective cholangitis
  • Neonatal sclerosing cholangitis, ichthyosis, hypotrichosis syndrome
  • Obliterative cholangitis
  • Pericholangitis
  • Primary biliary cholangitis and/or primary sclerosing cholangitis and autoimmune hepatitis overlap syndrome
  • Primary cholangitis
  • Recurrent cholangitis
  • Recurrent pyogenic cholangitis
  • Sclerosing cholangitis
  • Sclerosing cholangitis
  • Sclerosing cholangitis
  • Secondary cholangitis
  • Secondary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Stenosing cholangitis
  • Stenosis of bile duct
  • Suppurative cholangitis
  • Tuberculous infection of bile duct

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Cholangitis

    inflammation of the biliary ductal system (bile ducts); intrahepatic, extrahepatic, or both.
  • Cholangitis, Sclerosing

    chronic inflammatory disease of the biliary tract. it is characterized by fibrosis and hardening of the intrahepatic and extrahepatic biliary ductal systems leading to bile duct strictures, cholestasis, and eventual biliary cirrhosis.
  • Liver Cirrhosis, Biliary

    fibrosis of the hepatic parenchyma due to obstruction of bile flow (cholestasis) in the intrahepatic or extrahepatic bile ducts (bile ducts, intrahepatic; bile ducts, extrahepatic). primary biliary cholangitis involves the destruction of small intra-hepatic bile ducts and decreased bile secretion. secondary biliary cholangitis is produced by prolonged obstruction of large intrahepatic or extrahepatic bile ducts from a variety of causes.
  • Pericholangitis

    inflammation of the tissue surrounding the biliary ducts.
  • Ascending Cholangitis

    acute infection of the bile ducts caused by bacteria ascending from the small intestine.
  • Acute Cholangitis

    cholangitis that is both sudden in onset and of a relatively short duration.
  • Chronic Cholangitis

    cholangitis that is persistent and long-standing.

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Ascending cholangitis
  • Cholangitis NOS
  • Primary cholangitis
  • Recurrent cholangitis
  • Sclerosing cholangitis
  • Secondary cholangitis
  • Stenosing cholangitis
  • Suppurative cholangitis

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Replacement Code

K8309 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10-CM code(s):

  • K83.0 - Cholangitis

Patient Education

Bile Duct Diseases

Your liver makes a digestive juice called bile. Your gallbladder stores it between meals. When you eat, your gallbladder pushes the bile into tubes called bile ducts. They carry the bile to your small intestine. The bile helps break down fat. It also helps the liver get rid of toxins and wastes.

Different diseases can block the bile ducts and cause a problem with the flow of bile:

  • Gallstones, which can increase pressure in the gallbladder and cause a gallbladder attack. The pain usually lasts from one to several hours.
  • Cancer
  • Infections
  • Birth defects, such as biliary atresia. It is the most common reason for liver transplants in children in the United States.
  • Inflammation, which can cause scarring. Over time, this can lead to liver failure.

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019


[1] Chronic - a chronic condition code indicates a condition lasting 12 months or longer and its effect on the patient based on one or both of the following criteria:

  • The condition results in the need for ongoing intervention with medical products,treatment, services, and special equipment
  • The condition places limitations on self-care, independent living, and social interactions.