Billable Medical Code for Nephritis and Nephropathy, Not Specified as Acute or Chronic, with Unspecified Pathological Lesion in Kidney
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 583.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 583.9.
The Short Description Is: Nephritis NOS.
IGA nephropathy is also known as acquired magnesium-losing nephropathy, acute focal nephritis, acute urate nephropathy, anaphylactoid glomerulonephritis, chronic gout of hip wo tophi due to renal impairment, chronic gout of knee due to renal impairment, chronic gout of knee w tophi due to renal impairment, nephropathy due to heroin, nephropathy due to HIV, nephropathy induced by heavy metals, steroid-resistant minimal change glomerulonephritis, and urate nephropathy. This excludes nephropathy complicating pregnancy, labor, or the puerperium (642.0-642.9, 646.2) and
renal disease NOS with no stated cause (593.9). This applies to glomerulitis NOS, glomerulonephritis NOS, nephritis NOS, and nephropathy NOS.
IGA Nephropathy Definition and Symptoms
IGA nephropathy is a kidney disease that occurs when immunoglobulin A (IGA) becomes lodged in the kidneys. This causes inflammation that affects the kidneys ability to filter waste. Symptoms include tea colored urine, pain in the side, foamy urine, high blood pressure, and swelling in the hands and feet.