Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 255.1
Hyperaldosteronism
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 5 ICD-9-CM codes below 255.1 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A condition caused by the overproduction of aldosterone. It is characterized by sodium retention and potassium excretion with resultant hypertension and hypokalemia.
  • Abnormality of electrolyte function caused by excessive secretion of aldosterone by the adrenal cortex.
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