ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K85.20

Alcohol induced acute pancreatitis without necrosis or infct

Diagnosis Code K85.20

ICD-10: K85.20
Short Description: Alcohol induced acute pancreatitis without necrosis or infct
Long Description: Alcohol induced acute pancreatitis without necrosis or infection
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K85.20

Valid for Submission
The code K85.20 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Disorders of gallbladder, biliary tract and pancreas (K80-K87)
      • Acute pancreatitis (K85)
Version 2019 Billable Code

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K85.20 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 438 - DISORDERS OF PANCREAS EXCEPT MALIGNANCY WITH MCC
  • 439 - DISORDERS OF PANCREAS EXCEPT MALIGNANCY WITH CC
  • 440 - DISORDERS OF PANCREAS EXCEPT MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert to ICD-9
  • 577.0 - Acute pancreatitis (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms
  • Alcohol-induced acute pancreatitis
  • Alcohol-induced pancreatitis
  • Drug-induced acute pancreatitis

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K85.20 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:


Replacement Code
This code replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s) listed below:
  • K85.2 - Alcohol induced acute pancreatitis


Information for Patients


Pancreatitis

The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach and close to the first part of the small intestine. It secretes digestive juices into the small intestine through a tube called the pancreatic duct. The pancreas also releases the hormones insulin and glucagon into the bloodstream.

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. It happens when digestive enzymes start digesting the pancreas itself. Pancreatitis can be acute or chronic. Either form is serious and can lead to complications.

Acute pancreatitis occurs suddenly and usually goes away in a few days with treatment. It is often caused by gallstones. Common symptoms are severe pain in the upper abdomen, nausea, and vomiting. Treatment is usually a few days in the hospital for intravenous (IV) fluids, antibiotics, and medicines to relieve pain.

Chronic pancreatitis does not heal or improve. It gets worse over time and leads to permanent damage. The most common cause is heavy alcohol use. Other causes include cystic fibrosis and other inherited disorders, high levels of calcium or fats in the blood, some medicines, and autoimmune conditions. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and oily stools. Treatment may also be a few days in the hospital for intravenous (IV) fluids, medicines to relieve pain, and nutritional support. After that, you may need to start taking enzymes and eat a special diet. It is also important to not smoke or drink alcohol.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Acute pancreatitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Amylase - blood (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Chronic pancreatitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • ERCP (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lipase test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pancreatitis - children (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pancreatitis - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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