Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 581.9
Nephrotic syndrome with unspecified pathological lesion in kidney
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Nephrotic syndrome NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 581.9 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 581.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Glomerulonephritis, subacute
  • Hypoxic nephrosis
  • Nephritic syndrome
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Renal anasarca
  • Subacute glomerulonephritis
Clinical Information
  • Diseases of the kidney characterized by purely degenerative lesions of the renal tubules without an inflammatory component.
Applies To
  • Glomerulonephritis with edema NOS
  • Nephritis:
    • nephrotic NOS
    • with edema NOS
  • Nephrosis NOS
  • Renal disease with edema NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 581.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM N04.9 Nephrotic syndrome with unspecified morphologic changes
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 581.9:
  • Anasarca 782.3
    • renal (see also Nephrosis) 581.9
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • renal (functional) (pelvis) (see also Disease, kidney) 593.9
      • with
        • edema (see also Nephrosis) 581.9
        • exudative nephritis 583.89
        • lesion of interstitial nephritis 583.89
        • stated generalized cause - see Nephritis
      • acute 593.9
      • basement membrane NEC 583.89
        • with pulmonary hemorrhage (Goodpasture's syndrome) 446.21 [583.81]
      • chronic (see also Disease, kidney, chronic) 585.9
      • complicating pregnancy or puerperium NEC 646.2
        • with hypertension - see Toxemia, of pregnancy
        • affecting fetus or newborn 760.1
      • cystic, congenital (see also Cystic, disease, kidney) 753.10
      • diabetic 250.4 [583.81]
      • due to
      • end-stage 585.6
      • exudative 583.89
      • fibrocystic (congenital) 753.19
      • gonococcal 098.19 [583.81]
      • gouty 274.10
      • hypertensive (see also Hypertension, kidney) 403.90
      • immune complex NEC 583.89
      • interstitial (diffuse) (focal) 583.89
      • lupus 710.0 [583.81]
      • maternal, affecting fetus or newborn 760.1
      • phosphate-losing (tubular) 588.0
      • polycystic (congenital) 753.12
      • specified lesion or cause NEC (see also Glomerulonephritis) 583.89
      • subacute 581.9
      • syphilitic 095.4
      • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 016.0 [583.81]
      • tubular (see also Nephrosis, tubular) 584.5
  • Dropsy, dropsical (see also Edema) 782.3
    • kidney (see also Nephrosis) 581.9
    • nephritic 581.9
    • renal (see also Nephrosis) 581.9
  • Edema, edematous 782.3
    • with nephritis (see also Nephrosis) 581.9
    • renal (see also Nephrosis) 581.9
  • Epstein's
    • nephrosis or syndrome (see also Nephrosis) 581.9
  • Failure, failed
    • renal (kidney) 586
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with renal failure
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.3
        • edema (see also Nephrosis) 581.9
        • hypertension (see also Hypertension, kidney) 403.91
        • hypertensive heart disease (conditions classifiable to 402) 404.92
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.3
        • tubular necrosis (acute) 584.5
      • acute 584.9
        • with lesion of
          • necrosis
          • specified pathology NEC 584.8
      • chronic 585.9
        • hypertensive or with hypertension (see also Hypertension, kidney) 403.91
      • due to a procedure 997.5
      • following
      • hypertensive (see also Hypertension, kidney) 403.91
      • puerperal, postpartum 669.3
  • Glomerulonephritis (see also Nephritis) 583.9
    • hydremic (see also Nephrosis) 581.9
    • nephrotic (see also Nephrosis) 581.9
  • Hydrops 782.3
    • renal (see also Nephrosis) 581.9
  • Nephritis, nephritic (albuminuric) (azotemic) (congenital) (degenerative) (diffuse) (disseminated) (epithelial) (familial) (focal) (granulomatous) (hemorrhagic) (infantile) (nonsuppurative, excretory) (uremic) 583.9
    • subacute (see also Nephrosis) 581.9
  • Nephronephritis (see also Nephrosis) 581.9
  • Nephrosis, nephrotic (Epstein's) (syndrome) 581.9
    • with
      • lesion of
        • focal glomerulosclerosis 581.1
        • glomerulonephritis
        • segmental hyalinosis 581.1
        • specified pathology NEC 581.89
    • acute - see Nephrosis, tubular
    • anoxic - see Nephrosis, tubular
    • arteriosclerotic (see also Hypertension, kidney) 403.90
    • chemical - see Nephrosis, tubular
    • complicating pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium - see Nephritis, complicating pregnancy
    • Finnish type (congenital) 759.89
    • hemoglobinuric - see Nephrosis, tubular
    • ischemic - see Nephrosis, tubular
    • lower nephron - see Nephrosis, tubular
    • necrotizing - see Nephrosis, tubular
    • radiation 581.9
    • specified lesion or cause NEC 581.89
    • toxic - see Nephrosis, tubular
    • tubular (acute) 584.5
      • due to a procedure 997.5
      • radiation 581.9
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • idiopathic nephrotic (infantile) 581.9
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