ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E06

Thyroiditis

Diagnosis Code E06

ICD-10: E06
Short Description: Thyroiditis
Long Description: Thyroiditis
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E06

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Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Disorders of thyroid gland (E00-E07)
      • Thyroiditis (E06)

Information for Patients


Thyroid Diseases

Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones. Thyroid hormones control the rate of many activities in your body. These include how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. All of these activities are your body's metabolism.

Thyroid problems include

  • Goiter - enlargement of the thyroid gland
  • Hyperthyroidism - when your thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormones than your body needs
  • Hypothyroidism - when your thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormones
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid nodules - lumps in the thyroid gland
  • Thyroiditis - swelling of the thyroid

To diagnose thyroid diseases, doctors use a medical history, physical exam, and thyroid tests. They sometimes also use a biopsy. Treatment depends on the problem, but may include medicines, radioiodine therapy, or thyroid surgery.

Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health

  • Antithyroglobulin antibody (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Antithyroid microsomal antibody (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fine needle aspiration of the thyroid (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Goiter (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Radioactive iodine uptake (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Silent thyroiditis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Subacute thyroiditis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • T3 test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • T4 test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Thyroid gland removal (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Thyroid nodule (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Thyroid storm (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Thyroid Tests - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • TSH test (Medical Encyclopedia)


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