Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 579.2
Blind loop syndrome
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 579.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 579.2 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: 579.2 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K90.2 Blind loop syndrome, not elsewhere classified
Clinical Information
  • A malabsorption syndrome that is associated with a blind loop in the upper small intestine that is characterized by the lack of peristaltic movement, stasis of intestinal contents, and the overgrowth of bacteria. Such bacterial overgrowth interferes with bile salts action, fatty acids processing, microvilli integrity, and the absorption of nutrients such as vitamin b12 and folic acid
Applies To
  • Postoperative blind loop syndrome
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 579.2:
  • Blind
    • loop syndrome (postoperative) 579.2
  • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
    • lacteal, with steatorrhea 579.2
  • Steatorrhea (chronic) 579.8
    • with lacteal obstruction 579.2
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • blind loop (postoperative) 579.2
    • postoperative NEC 998.9
      • blind loop 579.2
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