2007 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 259.8
Other specified endocrine disorders
- autosomal recessive disorder that causes premature aging in adults, characterized by sclerodermal skin changes, cataracts, subcutaneous calcifications, muscular atrophy, a tendency to diabetes mellitus, aged appearance of the face, baldness, and a high incidence of neoplastic disease.
- Werner Syndrome (WS) is an inherited disease characterized by an early onset of atherosclerosis, osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus, and cancers of non-epithelial cell origin. Cultured cells from WS patients also present a shortened replicative lifespan and increased genetic instability. The genomic instability of WS cells is manifested at the cytogenetic level in the form of chromosome breaks and translocations, and at the molecular level predominately by multiple, large DNA deletions. (J. Biol. Chem., 273(51):34139-34144, 1998)
- Short description: ENDOCRINE DISORDERS NEC.
- ICD-9-CM 259.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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