ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 244.8

Acquired hypothyroid NEC

Diagnosis Code 244.8

ICD-9: 244.8
Short Description: Acquired hypothyroid NEC
Long Description: Other specified acquired hypothyroidism
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 244.8

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders
    • Disorders of thyroid gland (240-246)
      • 244 Acquired hypothyroidism

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Hypothalamic hypothyroidism
  • Hypothyroid myopathy
  • Hypothyroidism due to amyloidosis
  • Hypothyroidism due to cystinosis
  • Hypothyroidism due to food stuffs
  • Hypothyroidism due to infiltrative disease
  • Hypothyroidism due to sarcoidosis
  • Hypothyroidism due to scleroderma
  • Hypothyroidism due to thyroid stimulating hormone receptor blocking antibody
  • Infant hypothyroidism due to maternal drug
  • Isolated thyrotropin deficiency
  • Secondary hypothyroidism
  • Severe hypothyroidism
  • Subclinical hypothyroidism

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


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. If your thyroid gland is not active enough, it does not make enough thyroid hormone to meet your body's needs. This condition is hypothyroidism.

Hypothyroidism is more common in women, people with other thyroid problems, and those over 60 years old. Hashimoto's disease, an autoimmune disorder, is the most common cause. Other causes include thyroid nodules, thyroiditis, congenital hypothyroidism, surgical removal of part or all of the thyroid, radiation treatment of the thyroid, and some medicines.

The symptoms can vary from person to person. They may include

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • A puffy face
  • Cold intolerance
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Dry, thinning hair
  • Decreased sweating
  • Heavy or irregular menstrual periods and fertility problems
  • Depression
  • Slowed heart rate

To diagnose hypothyroidism, your doctor will look at your symptoms and blood tests. Treatment is with synthetic thyroid hormone, taken every day.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Chronic thyroiditis (Hashimoto's disease)
  • Factitious hyperthyroidism
  • Hashimoto's Disease - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Neonatal hypothyroidism
  • Silent thyroiditis
  • Subacute thyroiditis
  • T4 test
  • Thyroid Tests - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • TSH test

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