AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Codes

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Codes K83.01, Primary sclerosing cholangitis, and K83.09, Other cholangitis, were created for cholangitis. Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is an autoimmune condition that causes inflammation of the bile duct. The inflammation damages the duct inside and outside the liver and progresses to scarring that eventually narrows the duct. When the duct becomes blocked, bile accumulates in the liver. Damage to the liver leads to cirrhosis, fibrosis and liver failure. The symptoms of PSC include feeling tired, weakness, itchy skin, poor appetite, weight loss, fever, and pain in the abdomen. It is estimated that the condition occurs in 1...

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