B17.1: Acute viral hepatitis C

You have an inflammation of the liver that is caused by viruses.

Your liver has become inflamed as a result of the hepatitis C virus. So this liver inflammation is also called hepatitis C.

If the liver is inflamed, this can cause various symptoms. The skin and eyes may turn yellow. The stool may be colorless and urine may be very dark. You may feel feeble and tired. You may be seriously ill. You may feel nauseous. You may also get a high temperature and sore muscles. It is also possible to have other symptoms. The liver inflammation also sometimes causes no symptoms at all.

The viruses may remain in the body for a long time.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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