Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 571.2
Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver
  • Billable Code
  • Adult Only Dx (15-124 years)
  • Short description: Alcohol cirrhosis liver.
  • ICD-9-CM 571.2 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 571.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Alcoholic cirrhosis
  • Alcoholic cirrhosis w ascites
  • Alcoholic cirrhosis with ascites
  • Alcoholic fibrosis and sclerosis of liver
  • Alcoholic hepatic fibrosis and sclerosis
  • Ascites due to alcoholic cirrhosis
Clinical Information
  • Fibrosis of the hepatic parenchyma due to chronic excess alcohol drinking.
  • Liver disease in alcoholics in which the normal microcirculation, the gross vascular anatomy, and the hepatic architecture have been variably destroyed and altered with fibrous septa surrounding regenerated or regenerating parenchymal nodules.
Applies To
  • Florid cirrhosis
  • Laennec's cirrhosis (alcoholic)
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 571.2 is only applicable to adult patients aged 15 - 124 years inclusive.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 571.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K70.30 Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver without ascites
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 571.2:
  • Alcohol, alcoholic
    • cirrhosis (liver) 571.2
  • Cirrhosis, cirrhotic 571.5
    • with alcoholism 571.2
    • alcoholic (liver) 571.2
    • cardiac 571.5
      • alcoholic 571.2
    • cryptogenic (of liver) 571.5
      • alcoholic 571.2
    • florid 571.2
    • Laennec's (of liver) 571.2
    • liver (chronic) (hepatolienal) (hypertrophic) (nodular) (splenomegalic) (unilobar) 571.5
      • with alcoholism 571.2
      • alcoholic 571.2
      • congenital (due to failure of obliteration of umbilical vein) 777.8
      • cryptogenic 571.5
        • alcoholic 571.2
      • fatty 571.8
      • macronodular 571.5
        • alcoholic 571.2
      • micronodular 571.5
        • alcoholic 571.2
      • nodular, diffuse 571.5
        • alcoholic 571.2
      • pigmentary 275.01
      • portal 571.5
        • alcoholic 571.2
      • postnecrotic 571.5
        • alcoholic 571.2
      • syphilitic 095.3
    • macronodular (of liver) 571.5
      • alcoholic 571.2
    • micronodular (of liver) 571.5
      • alcoholic 571.2
    • portal (of liver) 571.5
      • alcoholic 571.2
    • postnecrotic (of liver) 571.5
      • alcoholic 571.2
  • Laennec's cirrhosis (alcoholic) 571.2
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