Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 572
Liver abscess and sequelae of chronic liver disease
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 6 ICD-9-CM codes below 572 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A bacterial, parasitic, or fungal abscess that develops in the liver. It is usually the result of an abdominal infection, trauma, or surgery in the right upper quadrant. Signs and symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and fever
  • Solitary or multiple collections of pus within the liver as a result of infection by bacteria, protozoa, or other agents
  • 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
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