Intestinal malabsorption K90-

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 K90. 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.
  • intestinal malabsorption following gastrointestinal surgery (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K91.2

    Postsurgical malabsorption, not elsewhere classified

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    Applicable To
    • Postsurgical blind loop syndrome
    Type 1 Excludes
    • malabsorption osteomalacia in adults (M83.2)
    • malabsorption osteoporosis, postsurgical (M80.8-, M81.8)
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by inadequate absorption of nutrients in the small intestine. Symptoms include abdominal marked discomfort, bloating and diarrhea.
  • A group of symptoms such as gas, bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea resulting from the body's inability to properly absorb nutrients.
  • A syndrome resulting from the inadequate absorption of nutrients in the small intestine. Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, and diarrhea.
  • General term for a group of malnutrition syndromes caused by failure of normal intestinal absorption of nutrients.
  • Impaired absorption of nutrients in the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Malabsorption: decreased absorption of fat and other nutrients caused by liver, biliary, pancreatic or intestinal disease. The 72-hour fecal fat determination is the best single test for mal- absorption.
  • Your small intestine does most of the digesting of the foods you eat. If you have a malabsorption syndrome, your small intestine cannot absorb nutrients from foods.causes of malabsorption syndromes include
    • celiac disease
    • lactose intolerance
    • short bowel syndrome, which happens after surgery to remove a large portion of the small intestine
    • whipple disease, a rare bacterial infection
    • genetic diseases
    • certain medicines
    treatment of malabsorption syndromes depends on the cause.
  • K90 Intestinal malabsorption
    • K90.0 Celiac disease
    • K90.1 Tropical sprue
    • K90.2 Blind loop syndrome, not elsewhere classified
    • K90.3 Pancreatic steatorrhea
    • K90.4 Other malabsorption due to intolerance
      • K90.41 Non-celiac gluten sensitivity
      • K90.49 Malabsorption due to intolerance, not elsewhere classified
    • K90.8 Other intestinal malabsorption
      • K90.81 Whipple's disease
      • K90.89 Other intestinal malabsorption
    • K90.9 Intestinal malabsorption, unspecified