2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 276.8
- ICD-9-CM 276.8 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 276.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
- Chronic hypokalemia
- Hypokalemia (low potassium level)
- Hypokalemia chronic
- A disorder characterized by laboratory test results that indicate a low concentration of potassium in the blood
- Abnormally low potassium concentration in the blood. It may result from potassium loss by renal secretion or by the gastrointestinal route, as by vomiting or diarrhea. It may be manifested clinically by neuromuscular disorders ranging from weakness to paralysis, by electrocardiographic abnormalities (depression of the t wave and elevation of the u wave), by renal disease, and by gastrointestinal disorders. (Dorland, 27th ed)
- Abnormally low potassium concentration in the blood; may result from excessive potassium loss by the renal or gastrointestinal route, from decreased intake, or from transcellular shifts; manifested clinically by neuromuscular disorders ranging from weakness to paralysis, by electrocardiographic abnormalities, and by renal and gastrointestinal disorders
- Condition due to decreased dietary intake of potassium, as in starvation or failure to administer in intravenous solutions, or to gastrointestinal loss; severe potassium deficiency may produce muscular weakness and lead to paralysis and respiratory failure; muscular malfunction may result in hypoventilation, paralytic ileus, hypotension, muscle twitches, tetany, and rhabomyolysis; nephropathy from potassium deficit impairs the concentrating mechanism
- Hypokalemia; lower than normal levels of potassium in the circulating blood
- Lower than normal levels of potassium in the circulating blood
- Potassium [K] deficiency
Convert to ICD-10-CM
converts directly to:
- 2015 ICD-10-CM E87.6 Hypokalemia