2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 579.9
Unspecified intestinal malabsorption
- Short description: Intest malabsorption NOS.
- ICD-9-CM 579.9 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 579.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
- Adult osteomalacia due to malabsorption
- Intestinal malabsorption
- Malabsorption in the elderly
- Malabsorption syndrome
- Malabsorption, intestinal
- A disorder characterized by inadequate absorption of nutrients in the small intestine. Symptoms include abdominal marked discomfort, bloating and diarrhea.
- A group of symptoms such as gas, bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea resulting from the body's inability to properly absorb nutrients.
- A syndrome resulting from the inadequate absorption of nutrients in the small intestine. Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, and diarrhea.
- General term for a group of malnutrition syndromes caused by failure of normal intestinal absorption of nutrients.
- Impaired absorption of nutrients in the gastrointestinal tract.
- Malabsorption: decreased absorption of fat and other nutrients caused by liver, biliary, pancreatic or intestinal disease. The 72-hour fecal fat determination is the best single test for mal- absorption.
- Your small intestine does most of the digesting of the foods you eat. If you have a malabsorption syndrome, your small intestine cannot absorb nutrients from foods.causes of malabsorption syndromes include
treatment of malabsorption syndromes depends on the cause.
- celiac disease
- lactose intolerance
- short bowel syndrome, which happens after surgery to remove a large portion of the small intestine
- whipple disease, a rare bacterial infection
- genetic diseases
- certain medicines
- Malabsorption syndrome NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM
converts directly to:
- 2014 ICD-10-CM K90.9 Intestinal malabsorption, unspecified