2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 244.9
Unspecified acquired hypothyroidism
- deficiency of thyroid gland activity; characterized by decreased basal metabolic rate, fatigue and lethargy, sensitivity to cold, and menstrual disturbances; untreated it progresses to myxedema; in infants severe hypothyroidism leads to cretinism.
- Too little thyroid hormone. Symptoms include weight gain, constipation, dry skin, and sensitivity to the cold. Also called underactive thyroid.
- A condition in which the production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland is diminished. Signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism include low metabolic rate, tendency to weight gain, somnolence and sometimes myxedema. In the United States, the most common cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disorder. SYN athyrea. --2004
- ICD-9-CM 244.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Convert 244.9 to ICD-10-CM
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 244.9: