Specific code 2010 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 579.1
Tropical sprue
  • ICD-9-CM 579.1 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 579.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 579.1: 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Applies To
  • Sprue:
    • NOS
    • tropical
  • Tropical steatorrhea
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 579.1 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K90.1 Tropical sprue
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 579.1:
  • Cochin-China
    • diarrhea 579.1
  • Diarrhea, diarrheal (acute) (autumn) (bilious) (bloody) (catarrhal) (choleraic) (chronic) (gravis) (green) (infantile) (lienteric) (noninfectious) (presumed noninfectious) (putrefactive) (secondary) (sporadic) (summer) (symptomatic) (thermic) 787.91
    • Cochin-China 579.1
      • anguilluliasis 127.2
      • psilosis 579.1
    • hill 579.1
    • tropical 579.1
  • Hill diarrhea 579.1
  • Psilosis (sprue) (tropical) 579.1
  • Sprue 579.1
    • tropical 579.1
  • Steatorrhea (chronic) 579.8
    • tropical 579.1
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