Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 571.6
Biliary cirrhosis
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 571.6 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 571.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis, stage 4
  • Secondary biliary cirrhosis
Clinical Information
  • A form of biliary cirrhosis in which small intrahepatic ducts are destroyed while the major intra and extra hepatic ducts remain patent; most patients are middle aged females and have circulating antimitochondrial antibodies
  • Cirrhosis of the liver caused either by destruction of the intrahepatic bile ducts (primary biliary cirrhosis) or blockage of the extrahepatic bile ducts (secondary biliary cirrhosis)
  • Fibrosis of the hepatic parenchyma due to obstruction of bile flow (cholestasis) in the intrahepatic or extrahepatic bile ducts (bile ducts, intrahepatic; bile ducts, extrahepatic). Primary biliary cirrhosis involves the destruction of small intra-hepatic bile ducts and bile secretion. Secondary biliary cirrhosis is produced by prolonged obstruction of large intrahepatic or extrahepatic bile ducts from a variety of causes
Applies To
  • Chronic nonsuppurative destructive cholangitis
  • Cirrhosis:
    • cholangitic
    • cholestatic
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 571.6 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM K74.3 Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM K74.4 Secondary biliary cirrhosis
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM K74.5 Biliary cirrhosis, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 571.6:
  • Cholangitis (acute) (ascending) (catarrhal) (chronic) (infective) (malignant) (primary) (recurrent) (sclerosing) (secondary) (stenosing) (suppurative) 576.1
    • chronic nonsuppurative destructive 571.6
    • nonsuppurative destructive (chronic) 571.6
  • Cirrhosis, cirrhotic 571.5
    • biliary (cholangiolitic) (cholangitic) (cholestatic) (extrahepatic) (hypertrophic) (intrahepatic) (nonobstructive) (obstructive) (pericholangiolitic) (posthepatic) (primary) (secondary) (xanthomatous) 571.6
    • CharcĂ´t's 571.6
    • Todd's (see also Cirrhosis, biliary) 571.6
    • xanthomatous (biliary) (see also Cirrhosis, biliary) 571.6
      • due to xanthomatosis (familial) (metabolic) (primary) 272.2
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