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    Is there a difference in coding an ICD9 for Celiac versus Celiac Sprue. I found codes 579.0 and 579.1, not sure which one to use for Celiac Sprue.

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    Celiac disease is also called Celiac Sprue and is an inherited autoimmune disease, 579.0.

    579.1, Tropical sprue, is caused by excessive levels of certain bacteria that inflame the small bowel; the condition is seen in those who live in or visit tropical areas.

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