Acute kidney failure N17-

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  • associated underlying condition
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  • posttraumatic renal failure (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T79.5

    Traumatic anuria

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Crush syndrome
    • Renal failure following crushing
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by the acute loss of renal function and is traditionally classified as pre-renal (low blood flow into kidney), renal (kidney damage) and post-renal causes (ureteral or bladder outflow obstruction).
  • Clinical syndrome characterized by a sudden decrease in glomerular filtration rate, usually associated with oliguria and always associated with biochemical consequences of the reduction in glomerular filtration rate such as a rise in blood urea nitrogen (bun) and serum creatinine concentrations.
  • Sudden and sustained deterioration of the kidney function characterized by decreased glomerular filtration rate, increased serum creatinine or oliguria.
  • N17 Acute kidney failure
    • N17.0 Acute kidney failure with tubular necrosis
    • N17.1 Acute kidney failure with acute cortical necrosis
    • N17.2 Acute kidney failure with medullary necrosis
    • N17.8 Other acute kidney failure
    • N17.9 Acute kidney failure, unspecified