Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 579.8
Other specified intestinal malabsorption
  • Short description: Intest malabsorption NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 579.8 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 579.8 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 579.8.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 579.8: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bile acid malabsorption syndrome
  • Bile acid malabsorption syndrome type I
  • Bile acid malabsorption syndrome type II
  • Bile acid malabsorption syndrome type III
  • Chemically-induced malabsorption
  • Chronic steatorrhea
  • Congenital microvillous atrophy
  • Congenital secretory diarrhea
  • Congenital secretory diarrhea, chloride type
  • Congenital secretory diarrhea, sodium type
  • Drug induced malabsorption
  • Drug-induced malabsorption
  • Eosinophilic gastroenteropathy with collagen vascular disease
  • Exudative enteropathy
  • Fat malabsorption
  • Floating feces
  • Food in stool
  • Food intolerance
  • Formula intolerance
  • Gordon's syndrome
  • Impaired intestinal fat absorption
  • Impaired intestinal protein absorption
  • Infant formula intolerance
  • Intestinal malabsorption of carbohydrate
  • Intestinal malabsorption of fat
  • Intestinal malabsorption of protein
  • Malabsorption - iron
  • Malabsorption due to infective agent
  • Malabsorption due to intolerance to carbohydrate
  • Malabsorption due to intolerance to fat
  • Malabsorption due to intolerance to protein
  • Malabsorption due to intolerance to soya protein
  • Malabsorption, drug induced
  • Milk intolerance
  • Milk protein enteropathy
  • Non-gluten sensitive enteropathy syndrome
  • Protein losing enteropathy
  • Protein malabsorption
  • Protein-losing enteropathy
  • Reactive gastropathy
  • Steatorrhea, chronic
Applies To
  • Enteropathy:
    • exudative
    • protein-losing
  • Steatorrhea (chronic)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 579.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K90.4 Malabsorption due to intolerance, not elsewhere classified
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K90.89 Other intestinal malabsorption
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 579.8:
  • Absorption
    • fat, disturbance 579.8
    • protein, disturbance 579.8
  • Decrease, decreased
    • tolerance
      • fat 579.8
      • salt and water 276.9
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • bile salt 579.8
  • Diarrhea, diarrheal (acute) (autumn) (bilious) (bloody) (catarrhal) (choleraic) (chronic) (gravis) (green) (infantile) (lienteric) (noninfectious) (presumed noninfectious) (putrefactive) (secondary) (sporadic) (summer) (symptomatic) (thermic) 787.91
    • bile salt-induced 579.8
    • due to
      • achylia gastrica 536.8
      • Aerobacter aerogenes 008.2
      • Bacillus coli - see Enteritis, E. coli
      • bacteria NEC 008.5
      • bile salts 579.8
      • Capillaria
      • Clostridium perfringens (C) (F) 008.46
      • Enterobacter aerogenes 008.2
      • enterococci 008.49
      • Escherichia coli - see Enteritis, E. coli
      • Giardia lamblia 007.1
      • Heterophyes heterophyes 121.6
      • irritating foods 787.91
      • Metagonimus yokogawai 121.5
      • Necator americanus 126.1
      • Paracolobactrum arizonae 008.1
      • Paracolon bacillus NEC 008.47
      • Proteus (bacillus) (mirabilis) (Morganii) 008.3
      • Pseudomonas aeruginosa 008.42
      • S. japonicum 120.2
      • specified organism NEC 008.8
      • Staphylococcus 008.41
      • Streptococcus 008.49
      • Strongyloides stercoralis 127.2
      • Trichuris trichiuria 127.3
      • virus NEC (see also Enteritis, viral) 008.69
    • prostaglandin induced 579.8
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Gordon's (exudative enteropathy) 579.8
  • Disturbance - see also Disease
    • absorption NEC 579.9
      • calcium 269.3
      • carbohydrate 579.8
      • fat 579.8
      • protein 579.8
      • specified type NEC 579.8
      • vitamin (see also Deficiency, vitamin) 269.2
  • Enteropathy 569.9
    • exudative (of Gordon) 579.8
    • protein-losing 579.8
  • Fat
    • indigestion 579.8
  • Gastroenteropathy, protein-losing 579.8
  • Gastropathy 537.9
    • exudative 579.8
  • Gordon's disease (exudative enteropathy) 579.8
  • Indigestion (bilious) (functional) 536.8
    • fat 579.8
  • Intolerance
    • carbohydrate NEC 579.8
    • fat NEC 579.8
    • foods NEC 579.8
    • milk NEC 579.8
    • starch NEC 579.8
  • Malabsorption 579.9
    • calcium 579.8
    • carbohydrate 579.8
    • drug-induced 579.8
    • due to bacterial overgrowth 579.8
    • fat 579.8
    • protein 579.8
  • Steatorrhea (chronic) 579.8
    • with lacteal obstruction 579.2
    • secondary 579.8
    • specified cause NEC 579.8
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