Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 571.4
Chronic hepatitis
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 4 ICD-9-CM codes below 571.4 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • An active inflammatory process affecting the liver for more than six months. Causes include viral infections, autoimmune disorders, drugs, and metabolic disorders.
  • Inflammation of the liver with ongoing hepatocellular injury for 6 months or more, characterized by necrosis of hepatocytes and inflammatory cell (leukocytes) infiltration. Chronic hepatitis can be caused by viruses, medications, autoimmune diseases, and other unknown factors.
571.4 Excludes
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