ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 276.9

Electrolyt/fluid dis NEC

Diagnosis Code 276.9

ICD-9: 276.9
Short Description: Electrolyt/fluid dis NEC
Long Description: Electrolyte and fluid disorders not elsewhere classified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 276.9

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders
    • Other metabolic disorders and immunity disorders (270-279)
      • 276 Disorders of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • E87.8 - Oth disorders of electrolyte and fluid balance, NEC

  • Central nervous system disorder of water regulation
  • Chloride disorder
  • Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to electrolyte deficiency
  • Disorder of acid-base balance
  • Disorder of electrolytes
  • Disorder of fluid AND/OR electrolyte
  • Electrolyte depletion
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Fluid imbalance
  • Fluid volume disorder
  • Hyperchloremia
  • Hypocapnia
  • Hypochloremia
  • Increased anion gap
  • Ketonemia
  • McKittrick-Wheelock syndrome
  • Osmolality disturbance
  • Overhydration
  • Positive fluid balance
  • Potassium disorder
  • Reduced anion gap
  • Reversed anion gap
  • Sodium disorder
  • Transurethral syndrome

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

Electrolytes are minerals in your body that have an electric charge. They are in your blood, urine and body fluids. Maintaining the right balance of electrolytes helps your body's blood chemistry, muscle action and other processes. Sodium, calcium, potassium, chlorine, phosphate and magnesium are all electrolytes. You get them from the foods you eat and the fluids you drink.

Levels of electrolytes in your body can become too low or too high. That can happen when the amount of water in your body changes, causing dehydration or overhydration. Causes include some medicines, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating or kidney problems. Problems most often occur with levels of sodium, potassium or calcium.

  • Aldosterone blood test
  • Antidiuretic hormone blood test
  • Basic metabolic panel
  • Dehydration
  • Electrolytes
  • Fluid imbalance
  • Hypomagnesemia
  • Hypophosphatemia
  • Osmolality - blood
  • Osmolality - urine
  • Phosphorus blood test
  • Serum magnesium - test
  • Urine specific gravity

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