Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 253.5
Diabetes insipidus
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 253.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 253.5 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: 253.5 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E23.2 Diabetes insipidus
Approximate Synonyms
  • Central diabetes insipidus
  • Diabetes insipidus, central
  • Diabetes insipidus, partial
  • Neurohypophyseal diabetes insipidus
  • Partial diabetes insipidus
Clinical Information
  • A disease that is characterized by frequent urination, excretion of large amounts of dilute urine, and excessive thirst
  • A disease that is characterized by frequent urination, excretion of large amounts of dilute urine, and excessive thirst. Etiologies of diabetes insipidus include deficiency of antidiuretic hormone (also known as adh or vasopressin) secreted by the neurohypophysis, impaired kidney response to adh, and impaired hypothalamic regulation of thirst
  • A disorder characterized by excretion of large amounts of urine, accompanied by excessive thirst. Causes include deficiency of antidiuretic hormone or failure of the kidneys to respond to antidiuretic hormone. It may also be drug-related
  • Diabetes insipidus (di) causes frequent urination. You become extremely thirsty, so you drink. Then you urinate. This cycle can keep you from sleeping or even make you wet the bed. Your body produces big volumes of urine that are almost all water.di is different from diabetes mellitus (dm), which involves insulin problems and high blood sugar. The symptoms can be similar; however, di is related to how your kidneys handle fluids. It's much less common than dm. Urine and blood tests can show which one you have.usually, di is caused by a problem with your pituitary gland or your kidneys. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Medicines can often help
  • Metabolic disorder due to injury of the neurohypophyseal system; results in deficient quanity of antidiuretic hormone being released or produced, failure of tubular reabsorption of water in the kidney
253.5 Excludes
  • nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (588.1)
Applies To
  • Vasopressin deficiency
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 253.5:
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • antidiuretic hormone 253.5
    • pituitary (anterior) 253.2
      • posterior 253.5
    • vasopressin 253.5
  • Diabetes, diabetic (brittle) (congenital) (familial) (mellitus) (severe) (slight) (without complication) 250.0
    • insipidus 253.5
      • nephrogenic 588.1
      • pituitary 253.5
      • vasopressin-resistant 588.1
  • Dysfunction
  • Hypofunction
    • pituitary (anterior) (gland) (lobe) 253.2
      • posterior 253.5
  • Inappropriate
    • secretion
      • ACTH 255.0
      • antidiuretic hormone (ADH) (excessive) 253.6
        • deficiency 253.5
      • ectopic hormone NEC 259.3
      • pituitary (posterior) 253.6
  • Insufficiency, insufficient
    • pituitary (anterior) 253.2
      • posterior 253.5
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