Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 601.9
Prostatitis, unspecified
  • Billable Code
  • Adult Only Dx (15-124 years)
  • Male Only Dx
  • Short description: Prostatitis NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 601.9 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 601.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Nonbacterial prostatitis
  • Non-bacterial prostatitis
  • Prostatitis
  • Prostatitis (inflammation of prostate)
  • Prostatitis, non bacterial
Clinical Information
  • An infectious or non-infectious inflammatory process affecting the prostate gland.
  • Infiltration of inflammatory cells into the parenchyma of prostate. The subtypes are classified by their varied laboratory analysis, clinical presentation and response to treatment.
  • Inflammation of the prostate gland.
  • Inflammation of the prostate.
  • Prostatitis: inflammation of the prostate, appreciated clinically as an enlarged, soft or tender prostate. Prostatic secretions contain large numbers of leukocytes.
Applies To
  • Prostatitis NOS
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 601.9 is only applicable to adult patients aged 15 - 124 years inclusive.
  • 601.9 is only applicable to male patients.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 601.9 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM N41.9 Inflammatory disease of prostate, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 601.9:
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • prostate (capsule) (see also Prostatitis) 601.9
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory (with exudation)
    • prostate (see also Prostatitis) 601.9
  • Periprostatitis (see also Prostatitis) 601.9
  • Prostatitis (congestive) (suppurative) 601.9
    • due to Trichomonas (vaginalis) 131.03
    • gonococcal (acute) 098.12
      • chronic or duration of 2 months or over 098.32
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