Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 572.2
Hepatic encephalopathy
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 572.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 572.2 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: 572.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K72.90 Hepatic failure, unspecified without coma
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K72.91 Hepatic failure, unspecified with coma
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acute liver failure w coma
  • Acute liver failure with coma
  • Alcoholic liver failure w coma
  • Alcoholic liver failure with coma
  • Chronic liver failure w coma
  • Coma due to acute and subacute hepatic failure
  • Coma due to acute hepatic failure
  • Hepatic coma
  • Hepatic coma due to alcoholic liver failure
  • Hepatic coma due to chronic hepatic failure
  • Hepatic coma due to hepatitis
  • Hepatic coma due to subacute liver failure
  • Hepatic necrosis and coma due to toxic liver disease
  • Hepatitis w hepatic coma
  • Hepatitis with hepatic coma
  • Subacute liver failure w coma
  • Subacute liver failure with coma
  • Toxic liver disease w hepatic necrosis, w coma
  • Toxic liver disease with hepatic necrosis, with coma
Clinical Information
  • A constellation of signs and symptoms characterized by changes in personality, consciousness, and reflexes, resulting from neuropsychiatric abnormalities secondary to liver failure without evidence of other brain disease
  • A syndrome characterized by central nervous system dysfunction in association with liver failure, including portal-systemic shunts. Clinical features include lethargy and confusion (frequently progressing to coma); asterixis; nystagmus, pathologic; brisk oculovestibular reflexes; decorticate and decerebrate posturing; muscle spasticity; and bilateral extensor plantar reflexes (see reflex, babinski). Electroencephalography may demonstrate triphasic waves. (from Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1117-20; plum & posner, diagnosis of stupor and coma, 3rd ed, p222-5)
  • Syndrome characterized by central nervous system dysfunction in association with liver failure, including portal-systemic shunts; clinical features include lethargy and confusion, frequently progressing to coma, asterixis, nystagmus, brisk oculovestibular reflexes, decorticate and decerebrate posturing, muscle spasticity, and bilateral extensor plantar reflexes
572.2 Excludes
  • hepatic coma associated with viral hepatitis - see category 070
Applies To
  • Hepatic coma
  • Hepatocerebral intoxication
  • Portal-systemic encephalopathy
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 572.2:
  • Coma 780.01
    • hepatic 572.2
    • liver 572.2
  • Decompensation
    • hepatic 572.2
  • Encephalopathy (acute) 348.30
    • hepatic 572.2
    • portal-systemic 572.2
  • Intoxication
    • ammonia (hepatic) 572.2
    • hepatocerebral 572.2
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