ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 572.2

Hepatic encephalopathy

Diagnosis Code 572.2

ICD-9: 572.2
Short Description: Hepatic encephalopathy
Long Description: Hepatic encephalopathy
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 572.2

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (520–579)
    • Other diseases of digestive system (570-579)
      • 572 Liver abscess and sequelae of chronic liver disease

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


Liver Diseases

Also called: Hepatic disease

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons.

There are many kinds of liver diseases. Viruses cause some of them, like hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Others can be the result of drugs, poisons or drinking too much alcohol. If the liver forms scar tissue because of an illness, it's called cirrhosis. Jaundice, or yellowing of the skin, can be one sign of liver disease.

Cancer can affect the liver. You could also inherit a liver disease such as hemochromatosis.

  • 5'-nucleotidase
  • Abdominal tap
  • Albumin - serum
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • ALP - blood test
  • ALP isoenzyme test
  • ALT
  • Amebic liver abscess
  • Ascites
  • AST
  • Bilirubin - urine
  • Diet - liver disease
  • Fatty liver -- nonalcoholic
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Hepatic hemangioma
  • Hepatic ischemia
  • Hepatocerebral degeneration
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Liver disease
  • Liver scan
  • Portacaval shunting
  • Pyogenic liver abscess
  • Total protein
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)


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