Liver cirrhosis, alcoholic
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|Dx:||Liver cirrhosis, alcoholic|
|Pre-ICD10 counterpart:||Alcoholic Liver Disease|
|Charlson/ALERT Scale:||Mild liver disease|
|APACHE Como Component:||Liver|
|APACHE Acute Component:||none|
|External ICD10 Documentation|
- Cirrhosis is an anatomic abnormality where the liver is small and "scarred" in a pattern that results in much of the liver being replaced by nodular scarring.
- Thus, the diagnosis is usually made by imaging (X-ray, ultrasound, etc) that shows a shrunken liver in the right clinical setting.
- Occasionally the diagnosis is made by liver biopsy.
- cirrhosis is NOT the same as hepatitis (which usually gives an enlarged liver).
- Liver cirrhosis is NOT the same thing as liver failure. They can occur alone, or together.
Alternate ICD10s to consider coding instead or in addition
- Codes for other aspects of alcoholic liver disease:
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