ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E06.3

Autoimmune thyroiditis

Diagnosis Code E06.3

ICD-10: E06.3
Short Description: Autoimmune thyroiditis
Long Description: Autoimmune thyroiditis
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E06.3

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 245.2 - Chr lymphocyt thyroidit

  • Autoimmune hypothyroidism
  • Autoimmune thyroiditis
  • Chronic thyroiditis
  • Fibrous autoimmune thyroiditis
  • Hashimoto thyroiditis
  • Hashitoxicosis - transient
  • Hyperthyroidism with Hashimoto disease
  • Hypothyroidism due to Hashimoto's thyroiditis
  • Hypothyroidism due to thyroiditis
  • Lymphadenoid goiter
  • Lymphocytic thyroiditis - autoimmune
  • Self-limiting autoimmune thyroiditis with transient hyperthyroidism and/or hypothyroidism
  • Subacute autoimmune thyroiditis
  • Thyroid eye disease

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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.

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

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Hashimoto thyroiditis Hashimoto thyroiditis is a condition that affects the function of the thyroid, which is a butterfly-shaped gland in the lower neck. The thyroid makes hormones that help regulate a wide variety of critical body functions. For example, thyroid hormones influence growth and development, body temperature, heart rate, menstrual cycles, and weight. Hashimoto thyroiditis is a form of chronic inflammation that can damage the thyroid, reducing its ability to produce hormones.One of the first signs of Hashimoto thyroiditis is an enlargement of the thyroid called a goiter. Depending on its size, the enlarged thyroid can cause the neck to look swollen and may interfere with breathing and swallowing. As damage to the thyroid continues, the gland can shrink over a period of years and the goiter may eventually disappear.Other signs and symptoms resulting from an underactive thyroid can include excessive tiredness (fatigue), weight gain or difficulty losing weight, hair that is thin and dry, a slow heart rate, joint or muscle pain, and constipation. People with this condition may also have a pale, puffy face and feel cold even when others around them are warm. Affected women can have heavy or irregular menstrual periods and difficulty conceiving a child (impaired fertility). Difficulty concentrating and depression can also be signs of a shortage of thyroid hormones.Hashimoto thyroiditis usually appears in mid-adulthood, although it can occur earlier or later in life. Its signs and symptoms tend to develop gradually over months or years.
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