ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E87.6

Hypokalemia

Diagnosis Code E87.6

ICD-10: E87.6
Short Description: Hypokalemia
Long Description: Hypokalemia
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E87.6

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The code E87.6 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Metabolic disorders (E70-E88)
      • Other disorders of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance (E87)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code E87.6 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 640 - MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS OF NUTRITION, METABOLISM , FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES WITH MCC
  • 641 - MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS OF NUTRITION, METABOLISM , FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Acute hypokalemia
  • Chronic hypokalemia
  • Dietary potassium - low
  • Drug-induced hypokalemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypokalemia with normal acid-base balance
  • Hypokalemia, extracellular fluid to intracellular fluid shifts
  • Hypokalemia, gastrointestinal losses
  • Hypokalemia, inadequate intake
  • Hypokalemic acidosis
  • Nutritional myopathy
  • Paraneoplastic hypokalemia
  • Potassium depletion myopathy

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Potassium

Potassium is a mineral that your body needs to work properly. It is a type of electrolyte. It helps your nerves to function and muscles to contract. It helps your heartbeat stay regular. It also helps move nutrients into cells and waste products out of cells. A diet rich in potassium helps to offset some of sodium's harmful effects on blood pressure.

Many people get all the potassium they need from what they eat and drink. Sources of potassium in the diet include

  • Leafy greens, such as spinach and collards
  • Fruit from vines, such as grapes and blackberries
  • Root vegetables, such as carrots and potatoes
  • Citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruit

Your kidneys help to keep the right amount of potassium in your body. If you have chronic kidney disease, your kidneys may not remove extra potassium from the blood. Some medicines also can raise your potassium level. You may need a special diet to lower the amount of potassium that you eat.

  • Hypokalemic periodic paralysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Low potassium level (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Potassium in diet (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Potassium test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Potassium urine test (Medical Encyclopedia)


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