ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E27.4

Other and unspecified adrenocortical insufficiency

Diagnosis Code E27.4

ICD-10: E27.4
Short Description: Other and unspecified adrenocortical insufficiency
Long Description: Other and unspecified adrenocortical insufficiency
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E27.4

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
    • Disorders of other endocrine glands (E20-E35)
      • Other disorders of adrenal gland (E27)

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients

Addison Disease

Also called: Adrenal insufficiency, Adrenocortical hypofunction, Hypocortisolism

Your adrenal glands are just above your kidneys. The outside layer of these glands makes hormones that help your body respond to stress and regulate your blood pressure and water and salt balance. Addison disease happens if the adrenal glands don't make enough of these hormones.

A problem with your immune system usually causes Addison disease. The immune system mistakenly attacks your own tissues, damaging your adrenal glands. Other causes include infections and cancer.

Symptoms include

  • Weight loss
  • Muscle weakness
  • Fatigue that gets worse over time
  • Low blood pressure
  • Patchy or dark skin

Lab tests can confirm that you have Addison disease. If you don't treat it, it can be fatal. You will need to take hormone pills for the rest of your life. If you have Addison disease, you should carry an emergency ID. It should say that you have the disease, list your medicines and say how much you need in an emergency.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • ACTH (cosyntropin) stimulation test
  • ACTH blood test
  • Acute adrenal crisis
  • Addison disease
  • Cortisol level

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