Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 245.1
Subacute thyroiditis
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 245.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 245.1 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 245.1 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E06.1 Subacute thyroiditis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Thyroiditis, subacute
Clinical Information
  • Self-limited inflammation of the thyroid gland characterized by the presence of multinucleated giant cells. Patients present with neck pain, often associated with fever and dysphagia. The clinical course includes an initial phase of hyperthyroidism, followed by a phase of hypothyroidism, and eventually a return to normal thyroid function
  • Spontaneously remitting inflammatory condition of the thyroid gland, characterized by fever; muscle weakness; sore throat; severe thyroid pain; and an enlarged damaged gland containing giant cells. The disease frequently follows a viral infection
Applies To
  • Thyroiditis:
    • de Quervain's
    • giant cell
    • granulomatous
    • viral
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 245.1:
  • de Quervain's
    • thyroiditis (subacute granulomatous thyroiditis) 245.1
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • de Quervain's (tendon sheath) 727.04
      • thyroid (subacute granulomatous thyroiditis) 245.1
    • Quervain's
      • tendon sheath 727.04
      • thyroid (subacute granulomatous thyroiditis) 245.1
  • Quervain's disease 727.04
    • thyroid (subacute granulomatous thyroiditis) 245.1
  • Thyroiditis 245.9
    • de Quervain's (subacute granulomatous) 245.1
    • giant (cell) (follicular) 245.1
    • granulomatous (de Quervain's) (subacute) 245.1
    • pseudotuberculous 245.1
    • subacute 245.1
    • viral 245.1
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