Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 572.0
Abscess of liver
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 572.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 572.0 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: 572.0 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K75.0 Abscess of liver
Approximate Synonyms
  • Liver abscess
Clinical Information
  • Solitary or multiple collections of pus within the liver; usually associated with systemic manifestations of toxemia and clinical signs of disease in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen
572.0 Excludes
  • amebic liver abscess (006.3)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 572.0:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • hepatic 572.0
      • amebic (see also Abscess, liver, amebic) 006.3
      • duct 576.8
    • liver 572.0
      • amebic 006.3
        • with
          • brain abscess (and lung abscess) 006.5
          • lung abscess 006.4
      • due to Entamoeba histolytica 006.3
      • dysenteric (see also Abscess, liver, amebic) 006.3
      • pyogenic 572.0
      • tropical (see also Abscess, liver, amebic) 006.3
  • Hepatitis 573.3
    • suppurative (diffuse) 572.0
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory (with exudation)
    • liver (capsule) (see also Hepatitis) 573.3
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