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What is the ICD 10 code for acute gout?
Last Updated: 1st March, 2020
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Just so, how do you code gout?
Gout is classified to ICD-9-CM category 274. Gouty arthropathy or gout arthritis is classified to subcategory 274.0. The fifth-digit subclassification identifies whether the gouty arthropathy is acute (274.01), chronic (274.02), chronic with tophus (274.03), or unspecified (274.00).
Beside above, how is acute gout diagnosed? Tests to help diagnose gout may include:
- Joint fluid test. Your doctor may use a needle to draw fluid from your affected joint.
- Blood test. Your doctor may recommend a blood test to measure the levels of uric acid and creatinine in your blood.
- X-ray imaging.
- Dual energy CT scan.
Secondly, what is Intercritical gout?
Doctor's response. The intervals between attacks of gouty arthritis are referred to as intercritical periods. A patient who has intercritical gout simply has gout that has caused attack(s) of inflammation in a joint(s) in the past, but it is not visibly active at the time the doctor is evaluating the patient.
What is the difference between acute and chronic gout?
Gout is a type of arthritis. Acute gout is a painful condition that often affects only one joint. Chronic gout is the repeated episodes of pain and inflammation. More than one joint may be affected.