Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 244.9
Unspecified acquired hypothyroidism
  • Billable Code
  • 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.
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
Clinical Information
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A disorder characterized by a decrease in production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland.
  • A syndrome that results from abnormally low secretion of thyroid hormones from the thyroid gland, leading to a decrease in basal metabolic rate. In its most severe form, there is accumulation of mucopolysaccharides in the skin and edema, known as myxedema.
  • 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.
  • Too little thyroid hormone. Symptoms include weight gain, constipation, dry skin, and sensitivity to the cold. Also called underactive thyroid.
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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