ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Nov 20, 2018

See: Acute appendicitis

K35.2 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

You should code each health care encounter to the level of certainty known for that encounter. When sufficient clinical information is not known or available to assign a more specific code, it is acceptable to report the appropriate unspecified code.

See below for more specifc codes relating to
Acute appendicitis with generalized peritonitis
Inclusion Term
  • Appendicitis (acute) with generalized (diffuse) peritonitis following rupture or perforation of appendix

More specific codes for Acute appendicitis with generalized peritonitis

  • K35.20 - Acute appendicitis with generalized peritonitis, without abscess
  • K35.21 - Acute appendicitis with generalized peritonitis, with abscess
See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to K35.2 Acute appendicitis with generalized peritonitis

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.