ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 783.43

Short stature

Diagnosis Code 783.43

ICD-9: 783.43
Short Description: Short stature
Long Description: Short stature
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 783.43

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 783 Symptoms concerning nutrition, metabolism, and development

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • R62.52 - Short stature (child)

  • Brittle hair-impaired intellect-decreased fertility-short stature syndrome
  • Decrease in height
  • Delayed growth and development
  • Familial short stature
  • Growth retardation
  • Lipodystrophy, partial, with Rieger anomaly, short stature, and insulinopenic diabetes mellitus
  • On examination - short stature
  • Short stature associated with bone marrow transplant
  • Short stature disorder
  • Short stature due to radiation therapy

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Growth Disorders

Does your child seem much shorter - or much taller - than other kids his or her age? It could be normal. Some children may be small for their age but still be developing normally. Some children are short or tall because their parents are.

But some children have growth disorders. Growth disorders are problems that prevent children from developing normal height, weight, sexual maturity or other features.

Very slow or very fast growth can sometimes signal a gland problem or disease.

The pituitary gland makes growth hormone, which stimulates the growth of bone and other tissues. Children who have too little of it may be very short. Treatment with growth hormone can stimulate growth.

People can also have too much growth hormone. Usually the cause is a pituitary gland tumor, which is not cancer. Too much growth hormone can cause gigantism in children, where their bones and their body grow too much. In adults, it can cause acromegaly, which makes the hands, feet and face larger than normal. Possible treatments include surgery to remove the tumor, medicines, and radiation therapy.

  • Acromegaly
  • Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome
  • Delayed growth
  • Failure to thrive
  • Gigantism
  • Growth chart
  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Growth hormone stimulation test
  • Growth hormone suppression test
  • Growth hormone test
  • Russell-Silver syndrome
  • Short stature

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