Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 244.9
Unspecified acquired hypothyroidism
  • Short description: Hypothyroidism NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 244.9 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 244.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 244.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 244.9: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acquired hypothyroidism
  • Cerebral degeneration due to hypothyroidism
  • Cerebral degeneration in hypothyroidism
  • Hypothyroid (low level of thyroid hormone) in childbirth
  • Hypothyroid (low thyroid) in pregnancy, before birth
  • Hypothyroid in childbirth
  • Hypothyroid in pregnancy, antepartum
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism (low thyroid)
  • Hypothyroidism (low thyroid), acquired
  • Hypothyroidism in childbirth
  • Hypothyroidism in pregnancy, antepartum
  • Hypothyroidism postpartum
  • Hypothyroidism, acquired
  • Myxedema
  • Myxedema coma
  • Postpartum (after childbirth) hypothyroidism
  • Postpartum hypothyroidism
  • Subclinical hypothyroidism
Applies To
  • Hypothyroidism, primary or NOS
  • Myxedema, primary or NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 244.9 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E03.9 Hypothyroidism, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 244.9:
  • Anemia 285.9
    • due to
      • antineoplastic chemotherapy 285.3
      • blood loss (chronic) 280.0
      • chemotherapy, antineoplastic 285.3
      • defect of Embden-Meyerhof pathway glycolysis 282.3
      • disorder of glutathione metabolism 282.2
      • drug - see Anemia, by type (see also Table of Drugs and Chemicals)
        • chemotherapy, antineoplastic 285.3
      • fetal blood loss 776.5
      • fish tapeworm (D. latum) infestation 123.4
      • glutathione metabolism disorder 282.2
      • hemorrhage (chronic) 280.0
      • hexose monophosphate (HMP) shunt deficiency 282.2
      • impaired absorption 280.9
      • loss of blood (chronic) 280.0
      • myxedema 244.9
      • Necator americanus 126.1
      • prematurity 776.6
      • selective vitamin B12 malabsorption with proteinuria 281.1
  • Athyrea (acquired) (see also Hypothyroidism) 244.9
  • Athyroidism (acquired) (see also Hypothyroidism) 244.9
  • Atrophy, atrophic
    • thyroid (gland) 246.8
      • with
        • cretinism 243
        • myxedema 244.9
      • congenital 243
  • Brissaud's
    • infantilism (infantile myxedema) 244.9
  • Brissaud-Meige syndrome (infantile myxedema) 244.9
  • Cachexia 799.4
    • strumipriva (see also Hypothyroidism) 244.9
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • thyroid (gland) 244.9
  • Euthyroidism 244.9
  • Hypothyroidism (acquired) 244.9
    • complicating pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium 648.1
    • goitrous (sporadic) 246.1
    • primary 244.9
    • specified cause NEC 244.8
  • Inefficiency
    • thyroid (acquired) (gland) 244.9
  • Infantilism 259.9
    • Brissaud's (infantile myxedema) 244.9
  • Myxedema (adult) (idiocy) (infantile) (juvenile) (thyroid gland) (see also Hypothyroidism) 244.9
    • localized (pretibial) 242.9
    • primary 244.9
  • Obesity (constitutional) (exogenous) (familial) (nutritional) (simple) 278.00
    • hypothyroid (see also Hypothyroidism) 244.9
    • thyroid (see also Hypothyroidism) 244.9
  • Strumipriva cachexia (see also Hypothyroidism) 244.9
  • Subthyroidism (acquired) (see also Hypothyroidism) 244.9
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Brissaud-Meige (infantile myxedema) 244.9
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