Specific code icon 2017 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K90.0

Celiac disease

    2016 2017 Billable/Specific Code

  • K90.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K90.0. Other international versions of ICD-10 K90.0 may differ.
  • Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.

Clinical Information
  • A digestive disease that is caused by an immune response to a protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, rye, barley, and oats. Celiac disease damages the lining of the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food. A person with celiac disease may become malnourished no matter how much food is consumed.
  • A malabsorption syndrome that is precipitated by the ingestion of foods containing gluten, such as wheat, rye, and barley. It is characterized by inflammation of the small intestine, loss of microvilli structure, failed intestinal absorption, and malnutrition.
  • Disease occurring in children and adults characterized by sensitivity to gluten, with chronic inflammation and atrophy of the mucosa of the upper small intestine; manifestations include diarrhea, malabsorption, steatorrhea, and nutritional and vitamin deficiencies.
  • If you have celiac disease and eat foods with gluten, your immune system responds by damaging the small intestine. Gluten is a protein in wheat, rye and barley. It is found mainly in foods but may also be in other products like medicines, vitamins and even the glue on stamps and envelopes. Celiac disease affects each person differently. Symptoms may occur in the digestive system, or in other parts of the body. One person might have diarrhea and abdominal pain, while another person may be irritable or depressed. Irritability is one of the most common symptoms in children. Some people have no symptoms.celiac disease is genetic. Blood tests can help your doctor diagnose the disease. Your doctor may also need to examine a small piece of tissue from your small intestine. Treatment is a diet free of gluten.
Applicable To
  • Celiac disease with steatorrhea
  • Gluten-sensitive enteropathy
  • Nontropical sprue
Use Additional
  • code for associated disorders including:
  • dermatitis herpetiformis (L13.0)
  • gluten ataxia (G32.81)
Code Also
  • exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (K86.81)
ICD-10-CM K90.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v34.0):
  • 391 Esophagitis, gastroenteritis and miscellaneous digestive disorders with mcc
  • 392 Esophagitis, gastroenteristis and miscellaneous digestive disorders without mcc

Convert ICD-10-CM K90.0 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM K90.0: