Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 253.5
Diabetes insipidus
  • ICD-9-CM 253.5 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 253.5 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 253.5.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 253.5: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Central diabetes insipidus
  • Diabetes insipidus, central
  • Diabetes insipidus, partial
  • Neurohypophyseal diabetes insipidus
  • Partial diabetes insipidus
253.5 Excludes
  • nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (588.1)
Applies To
  • Vasopressin deficiency
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 253.5 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E23.2 Diabetes insipidus
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 253.5:
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • antidiuretic hormone 253.5
    • pituitary (anterior) 253.2
      • posterior 253.5
    • vasopressin 253.5
  • Diabetes, diabetic (brittle) (congenital) (familial) (mellitus) (severe) (slight) (without complication) 250.0
    • insipidus 253.5
      • nephrogenic 588.1
      • pituitary 253.5
      • vasopressin-resistant 588.1
  • Dysfunction
  • Hypofunction
    • pituitary (anterior) (gland) (lobe) 253.2
      • posterior 253.5
  • Inappropriate
    • secretion
      • ACTH 255.0
      • antidiuretic hormone (ADH) (excessive) 253.6
        • deficiency 253.5
      • ectopic hormone NEC 259.3
      • pituitary (posterior) 253.6
  • Insufficiency, insufficient
    • pituitary (anterior) 253.2
      • posterior 253.5
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