Billable Medical Code for Pyelonephritis, Unspecified
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 590.80
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 590.80.
The Short Description Is: Pyelonephritis NOS.
Pyelonephritis is also known as candida pyelonephritis, obstructive pyelonephritis, papillary necrosis, postpartum (after childbirth) pyelonephritis, postpartum pyelonephritis, pyelonephritis,
pyelonephritis (kidney infection), pyelonephritis postpartum, pyonephrosis, recurrent obstructive pyelonephritis, renal papillary necrosis, and salmonella pyelonephritis. This applies to pyelitis NOS and pyelonephritis NOS.
Pyelonephritis Definition and Symptoms
Pyelonephritis is the medical term for kidney infection, which is a bacterial infection that typically begins in the urethra or bladder and travels upwards to the kidneys. Symptoms that a kidney infection may be present are burning sensation with urination, blood in the urine, abdominal pain, back pain, fever, and the persistent urge to urinate.