2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K75.0

Abscess of liver

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • K75.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM K75.0 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K75.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 K75.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Cholangitic hepatic abscess
  • Hematogenic hepatic abscess
  • Hepatic abscess NOS
  • Lymphogenic hepatic abscess
  • Pylephlebitic hepatic abscess
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
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 K75.0. 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.
  • amebic liver abscess (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A06.4

    Amebic liver abscess

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Hepatic amebiasis
    A06.4
    )
  • cholangitis without liver abscess (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K83.09

    Other cholangitis

      2019 - New Code 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Ascending cholangitis
    • Cholangitis NOS
    • Primary cholangitis
    • Recurrent cholangitis
    • Sclerosing cholangitis
    • Secondary cholangitis
    • Stenosing cholangitis
    • Suppurative cholangitis
    K83.09
    )
  • pylephlebitis without liver abscess (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K75.1

    Phlebitis of portal vein

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Pylephlebitis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pylephlebitic liver abscess (K75.0)
    K75.1
    )
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (K75.0) and the excluded code together.
  • acute or subacute hepatitis NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B17.9

    Acute viral hepatitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Acute hepatitis NOS
    • Acute infectious hepatitis NOS
    B17.9
    )
  • acute or subacute non-viral hepatitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K72.0

    Acute and subacute hepatic failure

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Acute non-viral hepatitis NOS
    K72.0
    )
  • chronic hepatitis NEC (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K73.8

    Other chronic hepatitis, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    K73.8
    )
The following code(s) above K75.0 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to K75.0:
  • K00-K95
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range K00-K95

    Diseases of the digestive system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the digestive system
  • K70-K77
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range K70-K77

    Diseases of liver

    Type 1 Excludes
    • jaundice NOS (R17)
    Type 2 Excludes
    Diseases of liver
  • K75
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K75

    Other inflammatory liver diseases

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • toxic liver disease (K71.-)
    Other inflammatory liver diseases
Approximate Synonyms
  • Liver abscess
Clinical Information
  • A bacterial, parasitic, or fungal abscess that develops in the liver. It is usually the result of an abdominal infection, trauma, or surgery in the right upper quadrant. Signs and symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and fever.
  • Solitary or multiple collections of pus within the liver as a result of infection by bacteria, protozoa, or other agents.
  • Solitary or multiple collections of pus within the liver; usually associated with systemic manifestations of toxemia and clinical signs of disease in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen.
ICD-10-CM K75.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 441 Disorders of liver except malignancy, cirrhosis or alcoholic hepatitis with mcc
  • 442 Disorders of liver except malignancy, cirrhosis or alcoholic hepatitis with cc
  • 443 Disorders of liver except malignancy, cirrhosis or alcoholic hepatitis without cc/mcc
  • 791 Prematurity with major problems
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert K75.0 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to K75.0:
  • Type 1 Excludes: K75.1
    , K83.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K75.1

    Phlebitis of portal vein

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Pylephlebitis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pylephlebitic liver abscess (K75.0)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K83.0

    Cholangitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 - Converted to Parent Code 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • cholangitic liver abscess (K75.0)
    • cholangitis with choledocholithiasis (K80.3-, K80.4-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • chronic nonsuppurative destructive cholangitis (K74.3)
    • primary biliary cholangitis (K74.3)
    • primary biliary cirrhosis (K74.3)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K75.0:
  • Abscess (connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) L02.91
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L02.91

    Cutaneous abscess, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    • hepatic (cholangitic) (hematogenic) (lymphogenic) (pylephlebitic) K75.0
    • liver (cholangitic) (hematogenic) (lymphogenic) (pylephlebitic) (pyogenic) K75.0
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory (with exudation)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K75.0
K74.02 …… advanced fibrosis
K74.1 Hepatic sclerosis
K74.2 Hepatic fibrosis with hepatic sclerosis
K74.3 Primary biliary cirrhosis
K74.4 Secondary biliary cirrhosis
K74.5 Biliary cirrhosis, unspecified
K74.6 Other and unspecified cirrhosis of liver
K74.60 Unspecified cirrhosis of liver
K74.69 Other cirrhosis of liver
K75 Other inflammatory liver diseases
K75.0 Abscess of liver
K75.1 Phlebitis of portal vein
K75.2 Nonspecific reactive hepatitis
K75.3 Granulomatous hepatitis, not elsewhere classified
K75.4 Autoimmune hepatitis
K75.8 Other specified inflammatory liver diseases
K75.81 Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
K75.89 Other specified inflammatory liver diseases
K75.9 Inflammatory liver disease, unspecified
K76 Other diseases of liver
K76.0 Fatty (change of) liver, not elsewhere classified

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.