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ICD-10-CM Code K90.1
Tropical sprue

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

K90.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of tropical sprue. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code K901 is used to code Tropical sprue

Tropical sprue is a malabsorption disease commonly found in the tropical regions, marked with abnormal flattening of the villi and inflammation of the lining of the small intestine. It differs significantly from coeliac sprue. It appears to be a more severe form of environmental enteropathy.

Specialty: Gastroenterology
MeSH Code: D013182
ICD 9 Code: 579.1
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for K90.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Sprue NOS
Tropical steatorrhea

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #391-392 - Esophagitis, gastroent and misc digest disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #391-392 - Esophagitis, gastroent and misc digest disorders without MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Megaloblastic anemia due to tropical sprue (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K90.1 - Tropical sprue'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K90.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Sprue(tropical) (K90.1)
Psilosis(sprue) (tropical) (K90.1)
Cochin-China diarrhea (K90.1)


Tropical sprue (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 579.1 was previously used, K90.1 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: K90 - Intestinal malabsorption

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