Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 567.9
Unspecified peritonitis
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 567.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 567.9 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 567.9 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K65.9 Peritonitis, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acute peritonitis
  • Epiploic appendagitis
  • Infectious peritonitis
  • Peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis
  • Peritonitis
  • Peritonitis after surgery
  • Peritonitis due to infected dialysis catheter
  • Peritonitis due to infected peritoneal dialysis catheter
  • Peritonitis due to peritoneal dialysis
  • Peritonitis, infectious
  • Postoperative peritonitis
Clinical Information
  • Inflammation of the peritoneum (tissue that lines the abdominal wall and covers most of the organs in the abdomen). Peritonitis can result from infection, injury, or certain diseases. Symptoms may include swelling of the abdomen, severe pain, and weight loss
  • Inflammation of the peritoneum due to infection by bacteria or fungi. Causes include liver disease, perforation of the gastrointestinal tract or biliary tract, and peritoneal dialysis. Patients usually present with abdominal pain and tenderness, fever, chills, and nausea and vomiting. It is an emergency medical condition that requires prompt medical attention and treatment
  • Inflammation of the peritoneum lining the abdominal cavity as the result of infectious, autoimmune, or chemical processes. Primary peritonitis is due to infection of the peritoneal cavity via hematogenous or lymphatic spread and without intra-abdominal source. Secondary peritonitis arises from the abdominal cavity itself through rupture or abscess of intra-abdominal organs
  • Inflammation of the peritoneum, a condition marked by exudations in the peritoneum of serum, fibrin, cells, and pus
  • Inflammation of the thin membrane surrounding abdominal cavity, called peritoneum
Applies To
  • Peritonitis:
    • NOS
    • of unspecified cause
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 567.9:
  • Enteroperitonitis (see also Peritonitis) 567.9
  • Epiploitis (see also Peritonitis) 567.9
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • peritoneal (see also Peritonitis) 567.9
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory (with exudation)
    • peritoneum (see also Peritonitis) 567.9
    • retroperitoneal (see also Peritonitis) 567.9
  • Irritation
    • peritoneum (see also Peritonitis) 567.9
  • Omentitis (see also Peritonitis) 567.9
  • Peritonitis (acute) (adhesive) (fibrinous) (hemorrhagic) (idiopathic) (localized) (perforative) (primary) (with adhesions) (with effusion) 567.9
    • with or following
      • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with sepsis
      • abscess 567.21
      • appendicitis 540.0
        • with peritoneal abscess 540.1
      • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.0
      • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.0
    • due to
      • bile 567.81
      • foreign
        • body or object accidentally left during a procedure (instrument) (sponge) (swab) 998.4
        • substance accidentally left during a procedure (chemical) (powder) (talc) 998.7
      • talc 998.7
      • urine 567.89
    • fibrocaseous (see also Tuberculosis) 014.0
    • general, generalized (acute) 567.21
    • puerperal, postpartum, childbirth 670.8
    • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 014.0
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