Unspecified appendicitis K37-

Type 1 Excludes
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A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as K37. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • -unspecified appendicitis with peritonitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K35.2

    Acute appendicitis with generalized peritonitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 - Converted to Parent Code 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Appendicitis (acute) with generalized (diffuse) peritonitis following rupture or perforation of appendix
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K35.3

    Acute appendicitis with localized peritonitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 - Converted to Parent Code 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
Clinical Information
  • Acute inflammation of the appendix. Acute appendicitis is classified as simple, gangrenous, or perforated.
  • The appendix is a small, tube-like organ attached to the first part of the large intestine. It is located in the lower right part of the abdomen. It has no known function. A blockage inside of the appendix causes appendicitis. The blockage leads to increased pressure, problems with blood flow, and inflammation. If the blockage is not treated, the appendix can burst and spread infection into the abdomen. This causes a condition called peritonitis.the main symptom is pain in the abdomen, often on the right side. It is usually sudden gets worse over time. Other symptoms may include
    • swelling in the abdomen
    • loss of appetite
    • nausea and vomiting
    • constipation or diarrhea
    • inability to pass gas
    • low fever
    not everyone with appendicitis has all these symptoms.appendicitis is a medical emergency. Treatment almost always involves removing the appendix. Anyone can get appendicitis, but it is more common among people 10 and 30 years old. national institute of diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases
  • K37 Unspecified appendicitis