Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 567.21
Peritonitis (acute) generalized
  • Short description: Peritonitis (acute) gen.
  • ICD-9-CM 567.21 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 567.21 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 567.21.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 567.21: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acute generalized peritonitis
  • Male pelvic peritonitis
  • Peritonitis, pelvic, male
Applies To
  • Pelvic peritonitis, male
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 567.21 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K65.0 Generalized (acute) peritonitis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 567.21:
  • Cellulitis (diffuse) (with lymphangitis) (see also Abscess) 682.9
    • pelvis, pelvic
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with sepsis
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.0
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.0
      • female (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
      • following
      • male 567.21
      • puerperal, postpartum, childbirth 670.8
  • Pelviperitonitis
    • male (see also Peritonitis) 567.21
  • Peritonitis (acute) (adhesive) (fibrinous) (hemorrhagic) (idiopathic) (localized) (perforative) (primary) (with adhesions) (with effusion) 567.9
    • with or following
      • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with sepsis
      • abscess 567.21
      • appendicitis 540.0
        • with peritoneal abscess 540.1
      • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.0
      • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.0
    • general, generalized (acute) 567.21
    • pelvic
      • female (acute) 614.5
        • chronic NEC 614.7
        • puerperal, postpartum, childbirth 670.8
      • male (acute) 567.21
  • Suppuration, suppurative - see also condition
    • pelvis, pelvic
      • female (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
      • male (see also Peritonitis) 567.21
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