ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 573.2

Hepatitis in oth inf dis

Diagnosis Code 573.2

ICD-9: 573.2
Short Description: Hepatitis in oth inf dis
Long Description: Hepatitis in other infectious diseases classified elsewhere
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 573.2

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (520–579)
    • Other diseases of digestive system (570-579)
      • 573 Other disorders of liver

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
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Manifestations not allowed as principal diagnosis Additional informationCallout TooltipManifestations not allowed as principal diagnosis
Manifestations not allowed as principal diagnosis: Manifestation codes describe the manifestation of an underlying disease, not the disease itself, and therefore should not be used as a principal diagnosis.

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  • Capillaria hepatica hepatitis
  • Malarial hepatitis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 573.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Hepatitis 573.3
      • due to
        • malaria 084.9 [573.2]
      • malarial 084.9 [573.2]
      • syphilitic (late) 095.3
        • congenital (early) 090.0 [573.2]
          • late 090.5 [573.2]
    • Malaria, malarial (fever) 084.6
      • any type, with
        • hepatitis 084.9 [573.2]
      • liver 084.9 [573.2]

Information for Patients


Also called: Viral hepatitis

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

Viruses cause most cases of hepatitis. The type of hepatitis is named for the virus that causes it; for example, hepatitis A, hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Drug or alcohol use can also cause hepatitis. In other cases, your body mistakenly attacks healthy cells in the liver.

Some people who have hepatitis have no symptoms. Others may have

  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dark-colored urine and pale bowel movements
  • Stomach pain
  • Jaundice, yellowing of skin and eyes

Some forms of hepatitis are mild, and others can be serious. Some can lead to scarring, called cirrhosis, or to liver cancer.

Sometimes hepatitis goes away by itself. If it does not, it can be treated with drugs. Sometimes hepatitis lasts a lifetime. Vaccines can help prevent some viral forms.

  • Anti-smooth muscle antibody
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Bloodborne pathogens
  • Delta agent (Hepatitis D)
  • Drug-induced hepatitis
  • Hepatitis
  • Viral Hepatitis: A through E and Beyond - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

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