ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K72

Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified

Diagnosis Code K72

ICD-10: K72
Short Description: Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified
Long Description: Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K72

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The code K72 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Diseases of liver (K70-K77)
      • Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified (K72)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K72 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Liver Diseases

Also called: Hepatic disease

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons.

There are many kinds of liver diseases:

  • Diseases caused by viruses, such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C
  • Diseases caused by drugs, poisons, or too much alcohol. Examples include fatty liver disease and cirrhosis.
  • Liver cancer
  • Inherited diseases, such as hemochromatosis and Wilson disease

Symptoms of liver disease can vary, but they often include swelling of the abdomen and legs, bruising easily, changes in the color of your stool and urine, and jaundice, or yellowing of the skin and eyes. Sometimes there are no symptoms. Tests such as imaging tests and liver function tests can check for liver damage and help to diagnose liver diseases.

  • ALP isoenzyme test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ascites (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diet - liver disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hepatic encephalopathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hepatomegaly (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Liver disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Liver scan (Medical Encyclopedia)


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