ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 19, 2018

See: Acute appendicitis

  ICD-10 Code for Acute appendicitis with generalized peritonitis K35.2

K35.2 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

K35.2 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 11 Diseases of the digestive system (K00-K95)
Section K35-K38 Diseases of appendix (K35-K38)
Category K35 Acute appendicitis

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Appendicitis (acute) with generalized (diffuse) peritonitis following rupture or perforation of appendix
  • Perforated appendix NOS
  • Ruptured appendix NOS

Related Terms to “Acute appendicitis with generalized peritonitis”

  • Appendicitis(pneumococcal) (retrocecal) - K37
    • with
      • perforation or rupture - K35.2
      • peritonitis NEC - K35.3
        • generalized(with perforation or rupture) - K35.2
    • acute(catarrhal) (fulminating) (gangrenous) (obstructive) (retrocecal) (suppurative) - K35.80
  • Gangrene, gangrenous(connective tissue) (dropsical) (dry) (moist) (skin) (ulcer) - I96See also Necrosis
  • Perforation, perforated(nontraumatic) (of)
    • appendix - K35.2
    • cecum - K35.2
  • Peritonitis(adhesive) (bacterial) (fibrinous) (hemorrhagic) (idiopathic) (localized) (perforative) (primary) (with adhesions) (with effusion) - K65.9
    • with or following
  • Rupture, ruptured
    • appendix(with peritonitis) - K35.2
See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to K35.2 Acute appendicitis with generalized peritonitis

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