Encephalopathy, septic or metabolic

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ICD10 Diagnosis
Dx: Encephalopathy, septic or metabolic
ICD10 code: G93.80
Pre-ICD10 counterpart: Other Metabolic Encephalopathy
Charlson/ALERT Scale: none
APACHE Como Component: none
APACHE Acute Component: none
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Additional Info

Excludes: Hepatic Encephalopathy

  • There was some concern that using those codes would overstate liver failure, but as answered by Allan: "Of course not every liver patient with encephalopathy has HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY. They could alternatively have an enceph due to sepsis or drugs etc. BUT IF the team believes it IS H.E., then it should be coded as such and indeed this patient DOES have liver failure. H.E. only occurs in patients with liver failure."

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