Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 255.13
Bartter's syndrome
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 255.13 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 255.13 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bartter syndrome
  • Bartter's syndrome with hypercalciuria and nephrocalcinosis
  • Pseudoprimary aldosteronism (disorder)
  • Pseudoprimary hyperaldosteronism
Clinical Information
  • A group of disorders caused by defective salt reabsorption in the ascending loop of henle. It is characterized by severe salt-wasting, hypokalemia; hypercalciuria; metabolic alkalosis, and hyper-reninemic hyperaldosteronism without hypertension. There are several subtypes including ones due to mutations in the renal specific sodium-potassium-chloride symporters.
  • A rare inherited syndrome characterized by juxtaglomerular cell hyperplasia, hyperaldosteronism, hypokalemia, and alkalosis. Patients have high levels of plasma renin concentration which is not associated with hypertension.
  • Hypertrophy and hyperplasia of the juxtaglomerular apparatus with secondary hyperaldosteronism with normal blood pressure and hyperkalemic alkalosis in the absence of edema. Most patients show growth and mental retardation. Nephrocalcinosis and hypercalcinuria occur in some cases. Diuretic abuse may produce a syndrome with similar characteristics (pseudo-bartter or factitious bartter syndrome).
  • Transmitted as an autosomal recessive trait; characterized by hypertrophy and hyperplasia of the juxtaglomerular cells, and increased concentrations of renin, angiotensin ii, and aldosterone in the absence of edema and hypertension.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 255.13 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E26.81 Bartter's syndrome
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 255.13:
  • Bartter's syndrome (secondary hyperaldosteronism with juxtaglomerular hyperplasia) 255.13
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Bartter's (secondary hyperaldosteronism with juxtaglomerular hyperplasia) 255.13
    • hyperaldosteronism with hypokalemic alkalosis (Bartter's) 255.13
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