Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 590.9
Infection of kidney, unspecified
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 590.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 590.9 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: 590.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM N15.9 Renal tubulo-interstitial disease, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Infection of kidney
  • Infectious disorder of kidney
  • Kidney infection
Clinical Information
  • Invasion and growth of microorganisms in the kidney; may be clinically inapparent or result in local cellular injury
590.9 Excludes
  • urinary tract infection NOS (599.0)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 590.9:
  • Granuloma NEC 686.1
    • kidney (see also Infection, kidney) 590.9
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • kidney (cortex) (hematogenous) 590.9
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with urinary tract infection
        • calculus 592.0
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.8
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.8
      • complicating pregnancy or puerperium 646.6
        • affecting fetus or newborn 760.1
      • following
      • pelvis and ureter 590.3
    • perirenal (see also Infection, kidney) 590.9
    • renal (see also Infection, kidney) 590.9
  • Perinephritis (see also Infection, kidney) 590.9
    • purulent (see also Abscess, kidney) 590.2
  • Septic - see also condition
    • kidney (see also Infection, kidney) 590.9
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