2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 556.9
Ulcerative colitis, unspecified
- chronic, recurrent ulceration of the colon mucosa and submucosa.
- Chronic inflammation of the colon that produces ulcers in its lining. This condition is marked by abdominal pain, cramps, and loose discharges of pus, blood, and mucus from the bowel.
- ICD-9-CM 556.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
556.9 Alternative Terminology
Convert 556.9 to ICD-10-CM
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 556.9: