K71.2: Toxic liver disease with acute hepatitis

Your liver was damaged. As a result, your liver has become inflamed.

The liver is an important organ on the top right of the abdomen. For example, it helps with blood clotting and detoxifying the body. Nutrients from food are processed in the liver.

Your liver was damaged by toxic substances. These toxic substances can for instance be medications, chemical substances such as plant-based toxins or drugs. But toxic substances produced naturally in the body can also damage the liver. These toxic substances are produced in the metabolism every day. As a result, your liver has become inflamed. Depending on how severely the liver was damaged, it may no longer be able to perform its normal tasks.

At first, you will often feel exhausted and very tired. Nausea and a loss of appetite are other common symptoms. A high temperature and joint pain are also possible sometimes. The skin may later turn yellow and the urine will appear darker. The skin on the entire body may itch. The feces is sometimes no longer brown, but much lighter in color than usual.

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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