Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 590.81
Pyelitis or pyelonephritis in diseases classified elsewhere
  • Billable Code
  • Manifestation Code
  • Short description: Pyelonephrit in oth dis.
  • ICD-9-CM 590.81 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 590.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Mycoplasmal pyelonephritis
  • Pyelitis associated with another disorder
  • Pyelonephritis associated with another disorder
  • Pyelonephritis, secondary
  • Secondary pyelonephritis
  • Tuberculous pyelitis
  • Tuberculous pyelonephritis
Code First
  • Code first underlying disease, as:
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 590.81 describes the manifestation of an underlying disease, not the disease itself, and therefore should not be used as a principal diagnosis.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 590.81 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM N16 Renal tubulo-interstitial disorders in diseases classified elsewhere
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 590.81:
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