Chapter: Diseases of the digestive system

Chapter number: XI

ICD-10 range: K00-K93

Number of Diseases: 302

Info: This chapter in the ICD-10 classification covers conditions that affect the digestive tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. This includes conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, gallstones, hepatitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and colorectal cancer. Symptoms can vary widely, including abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and unexplained weight loss. Treatments can range from dietary changes and medication to surgical interventions. Understanding this category is crucial for diagnosing, treating, and studying the prevalence of digestive disorders, with the goal of improving digestive health and overall wellbeing.

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