Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 783.43
Short stature
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 783.43 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 783.43 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • BIDS brittle hair-impaired intellect-decreased fertility-short stature syndrome
  • Constitutional delay of growth and puberty
  • Constitutional delayed growth and puberty
  • Constitutional short stature
  • Decrease in height
  • Delayed growth and development
  • Familial short stature
  • Genetic short stature
  • Growth retardation
  • Immunodeficiency w short limbed stature
  • Lipodystrophy, partial, with Rieger anomaly, short stature, and insulinopenic diabetes mellitus
  • Lymphopenic agammaglobulinemia - short-limbed dwarfism syndrome
  • On examination - short stature
  • Short stature associated with bone marrow transplant
  • Short stature disorder
  • Short stature due to endocrine disorder
  • Short stature due to radiation therapy
  • Short stature, constitutional
Clinical Information
  • Growth retardation: decreased rate of growth in the individual or in an affected joint or extremity. An example of the latter is micrognathia in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Applies To
  • Growth failure
  • Growth retardation
  • Lack of growth
  • Physical retardation
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 783.43 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R62.52 Short stature (child)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 783.43:
  • Constitutional - see also condition
    • short stature in childhood 783.43
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • short stature homeobox gene (SHOX)
      • with
        • dyschondrosteosis 756.89
        • short stature (idiopathic) 783.43
        • Turner's syndrome 758.6
  • Failure, failed
    • growth in childhood 783.43
  • Lack of
    • growth in childhood 783.43
  • Retardation
    • growth (physical) in childhood 783.43
      • due to malnutrition 263.2
      • fetal (intrauterine) 764.9
        • affecting management of pregnancy 656.5
    • physical 783.43
      • child 783.43
      • due to malnutrition 263.2
      • fetus (intrauterine) 764.9
        • affecting management of pregnancy 656.5
  • Short, shortening, shortness
    • stature, constitutional (hereditary) (idiopathic) 783.43
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