ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 24, 2017

See: Crohn's disease [regional enteritis]

K50.0 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.

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Crohn's disease of small intestine

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Inclusion Term
  • Crohn's disease [regional enteritis] of duodenum
  • Crohn's disease [regional enteritis] of ileum
  • Crohn's disease [regional enteritis] of jejunum
  • Regional ileitis
  • Terminal ileitis
Excludes1
  • Crohn's disease of both small and large intestine (K50.8-)

More specific codes for Crohn's disease of small intestine

  • K50.00 - Crohn's disease of small intestine without complications
  • K50.01 - Crohn's disease of small intestine with complications
    • K50.011 - Crohn's disease of small intestine with rectal bleeding
    • K50.012 - Crohn's disease of small intestine with intestinal obstruction
    • K50.013 - Crohn's disease of small intestine with fistula
    • K50.014 - Crohn's disease of small intestine with abscess
    • K50.018 - Crohn's disease of small intestine with other complication
    • K50.019 - Crohn's disease of small intestine with unspecified complications
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to K50.0 Crohn's disease of small intestine

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