ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K52.1

Toxic gastroenteritis and colitis

Diagnosis Code K52.1

ICD-10: K52.1
Short Description: Toxic gastroenteritis and colitis
Long Description: Toxic gastroenteritis and colitis
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K52.1

Valid for Submission
The code K52.1 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Noninfective enteritis and colitis (K50-K52)
      • Other and unsp noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis (K52)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K52.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • 558.2 - Toxic gastroenteritis

  • Antibiotic enterocolitis
  • Antibiotic-associated diarrhea
  • Chemical colitis
  • Diarrhea caused by alcohol intake
  • Diarrhea caused by drug
  • Diarrhea caused by drug
  • Diarrhea caused by drug
  • Diarrhea caused by ingestion of unabsorbable substances
  • Diarrhea caused by laxative abuse
  • Diarrheic shellfish poisoning
  • Drug AND/OR toxin-induced diarrhea
  • Drug-induced colitis
  • Drug-induced enteritis
  • Drug-induced malabsorption
  • Gastroenteritis caused by drug
  • Non-infective diarrhea
  • Non-infective diarrhea
  • Non-infective diarrhea
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug-induced colitis
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug-induced enteropathy
  • Osmotic diarrhea
  • Soap colitis
  • Toxic colitis
  • Toxic effect from eating shellfish
  • Toxic enteritis
  • Toxic enteritis
  • Toxic enterocolitis
  • Toxic gastroenteritis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K52.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Also called: Stomach flu

Have you ever had the "stomach flu?" What you probably had was gastroenteritis - not a type of flu at all. Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the lining of the intestines caused by a virus, bacteria or parasites. Viral gastroenteritis is the second most common illness in the U.S. The cause is often a norovirus infection. It spreads through contaminated food or water, and contact with an infected person. The best prevention is frequent hand washing.

Symptoms of gastroenteritis include diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, headache, fever and chills. Most people recover with no treatment.

The most common problem with gastroenteritis is dehydration. This happens if you do not drink enough fluids to replace what you lose through vomiting and diarrhea. Dehydration is most common in babies, young children, the elderly and people with weak immune systems.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Bacterial gastroenteritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bland diet (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • CMV - gastroenteritis/colitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Stool Gram stain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Viral gastroenteritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • When you have nausea and vomiting (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • When you or your child has diarrhea (Medical Encyclopedia)

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