ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 571.5

Cirrhosis of liver NOS

Diagnosis Code 571.5

ICD-9: 571.5
Short Description: Cirrhosis of liver NOS
Long Description: Cirrhosis of liver without mention of alcohol
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 571.5

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (520–579)
    • Other diseases of digestive system (570-579)
      • 571 Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Acquired portal-systemic shunt due to cirrhosis
  • Advanced cirrhosis
  • Bacterial portal cirrhosis
  • Capsular portal cirrhosis
  • Cardiac cirrhosis
  • Cardiac portal cirrhosis
  • Cardituberculous cirrhosis
  • Cirrhosis - non-alcoholic
  • Cirrhosis and chronic liver disease
  • Cirrhosis of liver
  • Cirrhosis of liver due to chronic hepatitis C
  • Cirrhosis of liver not due to alcohol
  • Cirrhosis secondary to cholestasis
  • Cruveilhier-Baumgarten syndrome
  • Cryptogenic cirrhosis
  • Diffuse nodular cirrhosis
  • Drug-induced cirrhosis of liver
  • Early cirrhosis
  • Esophageal varices in cirrhosis of the liver
  • Fatty portal cirrhosis
  • Focal nodular hyperplasia of liver
  • Glissonian cirrhosis
  • Hepatic fibrosis
  • Hepatic fibrosis with hepatic sclerosis
  • Hypoxia-associated cirrhosis
  • Indian childhood cirrhosis
  • Infectious cirrhosis
  • Intrahepatic phlebosclerosis and fibrosis
  • Juvenile portal cirrhosis
  • Laennec's cirrhosis, non-alcoholic
  • Latent cirrhosis
  • Macronodular cirrhosis
  • Micronodular cirrhosis
  • Mixed micro AND macronodular cirrhosis
  • Multilobular portal cirrhosis
  • North American Indian childhood cirrhosis
  • Nutritional cirrhosis
  • Parasitic cirrhosis
  • Pericellular fibrosis of congenital syphilis
  • Pigmentary portal cirrhosis
  • Pipestem portal cirrhosis
  • Portal cirrhosis
  • Posthepatitic cirrhosis
  • Postnecrotic cirrhosis
  • Septal fibrosis of liver
  • Toxic cirrhosis
  • Toxic liver disease with fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver
  • Toxic portal cirrhosis
  • Unilobular portal cirrhosis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 571.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Also called: Hepatic fibrosis

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver. Scar tissue forms because of injury or long-term disease. Scar tissue cannot do what healthy liver tissue does - make protein, help fight infections, clean the blood, help digest food and store energy. Cirrhosis can lead to

  • Easy bruising or bleeding, or nosebleeds
  • Swelling of the abdomen or legs
  • Extra sensitivity to medicines
  • High blood pressure in the vein entering the liver
  • Enlarged veins called varices in the esophagus and stomach. Varices can bleed suddenly.
  • Kidney failure
  • Jaundice
  • Severe itching
  • Gallstones

A small number of people with cirrhosis get liver cancer.

Your doctor will diagnose cirrhosis with blood tests, imaging tests, or a biopsy.

Cirrhosis has many causes. In the United States, the most common causes are chronic alcoholism and hepatitis. Nothing will make the scar tissue disappear, but treating the cause can keep it from getting worse. If too much scar tissue forms, you may need to consider a liver transplant.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Abdominal tap
  • Antimitochondrial antibody
  • Ascites
  • Cirrhosis
  • Cirrhosis - discharge
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Mesenteric angiography
  • Portacaval shunting
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)

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