Version 2024
No Valid Principal Dx

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R62.52

Short stature (child)

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Short stature (child)
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    • General symptoms and signs
      • Lack of expected normal physiological development in childhood and adults

R62.52 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of short stature (child). The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Abnormal blue sclerae
  • Advanced bone age
  • Below expected growth rate
  • Bilateral congenital dislocation of hip
  • Blue nevus of skin
  • Bone age finding
  • Bone age finding
  • Brachydactyly of hand
  • Brachymesophalangia
  • Brachymetatarsia
  • Brachymetatarsia of fourth metatarsal
  • Cognitive impairment, coarse facies, heart defects, obesity, pulmonary involvement, short stature, skeletal dysplasia syndrome
  • Congenital anomaly of sclera
  • Congenital atresia of external auditory canal
  • Congenital atrophy of optic nerve
  • Congenital dislocation of left hip
  • Congenital dislocation of right hip
  • Congenital hypotrichia
  • Congenital livedo reticularis
  • Craniofacial dysplasia, short stature, ectodermal anomalies, intellectual disability syndrome
  • Delayed bone age
  • Disproportionate short stature
  • Ear, patella, short stature syndrome
  • Facial dysmorphism, immunodeficiency, livedo, short stature syndrome
  • Familial short stature
  • Genetic anomaly of leukocyte
  • Growth retardation
  • Has not grown in height
  • Height below average
  • Hip pathological dislocation
  • Hypertelorism
  • Idiopathic short stature
  • Infantile and/or juvenile cataract
  • Intellectual disability, cardiac anomalies, short stature, joint laxity syndrome
  • Intellectual disability, muscle weakness, short stature, facial dysmorphism syndrome
  • Intellectual disability, myopathy, short stature, endocrine defect syndrome
  • Intellectual disability, short stature, hypertelorism syndrome
  • Juvenile cataract
  • Livedo reticularis
  • Microcephalic cortical malformations, short stature due to RTTN deficiency
  • Microcephaly, short stature, intellectual disability, facial dysmorphism syndrome
  • Mongolian spot
  • Multiple malformation syndrome, moderate short stature, facial
  • Oral-facial-digital syndrome with short stature and brachymesophalangia
  • Pathological dislocation of left hip
  • Pelger-Huët anomaly
  • Pelger-Huët cell
  • Pentose disorder
  • Photosensitivity with ichthyosis, brittle hair, impaired intelligence, decreased fertility and short stature syndrome
  • Progressive spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasia, short stature, short fourth metatarsals, intellectual disability syndrome
  • Proportionate short stature
  • Psychosocial short stature
  • Rachitic dwarf
  • Retardation of physical development
  • Retinitis pigmentosa, hearing loss, premature aging, short stature, facial dysmorphism syndrome
  • Retinitis pigmentosa, juvenile cataract, short stature, intellectual disability syndrome
  • Severe growth deficiency, strabismus, extensive dermal melanocytosis, intellectual disability syndrome
  • Severe intellectual disability, short stature, behavioral abnormalities, facial dysmorphism syndrome
  • Severe myopia, generalized joint laxity, short stature syndrome
  • Short stature associated with bone marrow transplant
  • Short stature disorder
  • Short stature disorder due to osteosclerosis
  • Short stature due to radiation therapy
  • Short stature for age
  • Short stature of childhood
  • Short stature with valvular heart disease and characteristic facies syndrome
  • Short stature, advanced bone age, early-onset osteoarthritis syndrome
  • Short stature, auditory canal atresia, mandibular hypoplasia, skeletal anomalies syndrome
  • Short stature, brachydactyly, obesity, global developmental delay syndrome
  • Short stature, developmental delay, congenital heart defect syndrome
  • Short stature, onychodysplasia, facial dysmorphism, hypotrichosis syndrome
  • Short stature, optic nerve atrophy, Pelger-Huët anomaly syndrome
  • Speech delay
  • Steel syndrome
  • Trichothiodystrophy
  • Wellesley Carman French syndrome
  • X-linked female restricted facial dysmorphism, short stature, choanal atresia, intellectual disability
  • X-linked intellectual disability, short stature, overweight syndrome

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Hypertelorism

    abnormal increase in the interorbital distance due to overdevelopment of the lesser wings of the sphenoid.
  • Livedo Reticularis

    a condition characterized by a reticular or fishnet pattern on the skin of lower extremities and other parts of the body. this red and blue pattern is due to deoxygenated blood in unstable dermal blood vessels. the condition is intensified by cold exposure and relieved by rewarming.
  • Livedoid Vasculopathy

    a rare cutaneous thrombotic disease due to occlusion of dermal vessels. it is characterized by purpuric maculae and ulcerations especially during summer which form scars called atrophie blanche. it is more associated with other syndromes (e.g., protein c deficiency; hyperhomocysteinemia). livedo reticularis with systemic involvement and stroke is sneddon syndrome.
  • Sneddon Syndrome

    a systemic non-inflammatory arteriopathy primarily of middle-aged females characterized by the association of livedo reticularis, multiple thrombotic cerebral infarction; coronary disease, and hypertension. elevation of antiphospholipid antibody titers (see also antiphospholipid syndrome), cardiac valvulopathy, ischemic attack, transient; seizures; dementia; and chronic ischemia of the extremities may also occur. pathologic examination of affected arteries reveals non-inflammatory adventitial fibrosis, thrombosis, and changes in the media. (from jablonski, dictionary of syndromes & eponymic diseases, 2d ed; adams et al., principles of neurology, 6th ed, p861; arch neurol 1997 jan;54(1):53-60)
  • Mongolian Spot

    a bluish-gray to gray-brown benign, melanocytic nevus found usually in the lumbosacral region of dark-skinned people, especially those of east asian ancestry. it is usually congenital or appears shortly after birth, and disappears in childhood.
  • Lumbosacral Region

    region of the back including the lumbar vertebrae, sacrum, and nearby structures.
  • Familial Idiopathic Short Stature|Constitutional Short Stature

    idiopathic short stature in a child when either one or both parents is short in stature.
  • Hypoparathyroidism-Retardation-Dysmorphism Syndrome|HRDS|Hypoparathyroidism with Short Stature, Mental Retardation, and Seizures|Hypoparathyroidism, Congenital, Associated with Dysmorphism, Growth Retardation, and Developmental Delay|Sanjad-Sakati Syndrome

    an autosomal recessive condition caused by mutation(s) in the tbce gene, encoding tubulin-specific chaperone e. it is characterized by congenital hypoparathyroidism, mental retardation, seizures and developmental delay.
  • Idiopathic Short Stature|ISS

    height greater than two standard deviations below the mean for the age and sex of the reference population.
  • Mental Retardation, X-Linked, Syndromic, Cabezas Type|Cabezas Syndrome|MRSS|MRXS15|MRXSC|Mental Retardation, X-Linked, Syndromic 15|Mental Retardation, X-Linked, with Short Stature|Mental Retardation, X-Linked, with Short Stature, Hypogonadism, and Abnormal Gait

    an x-linked recessive condition caused by mutations(s) in the cul4b gene on chromosome xq23, encoding a core component of the e3 ubiquitin ligase complex. it is characterized by short stature, hypogonadism, and abnormal gait.
  • Non-familial Idiopathic Short Stature|Non-Familial Idiopathic Short Stature

    idiopathic short stature in a child when neither parent is short in stature.
  • Short Stature

    height greater than two standard deviations below the mean of the appropriate reference population for the age and sex of the individual.
  • Short Stature Homeobox Deficiency|SHOX Deficiency|SHOX Deficiency

    a rare genetic deficiency characterized by mutations in the shox gene and reduced expression or function of the shox protein. it results in the disruption of normal bone development and growth starting before birth. it manifests with skeletal abnormalities and short stature.
  • Short Stature Homeobox Protein|Short Stature Homeobox-Containing Osteogenic Protein

    short stature homeobox protein (292 aa, ~32 kda) is a proliferation protein that is encoded by the human shox gene and is involved in transcription and growth.
  • SHOX Gene|SHOX|SHOX|Short Stature Homeobox Gene

    this gene is involved in transcription and growth.
  • SHOX wt Allele|Short Stature Homeobox wt Allele

    human shox wild-type allele is located in the vicinity of yp11.3 and within xpter-p22.32 and is approximately 35 kb in length. this allele, which encodes short stature homeobox protein, plays roles in both regulation of transcription and regulation of growth. mutations in this gene are associated with leri-weill dyschondrosteosis.
  • Livedo Reticularis

    a recurrent purple discoloration of the skin that does not blanche and is found in a lacy, network pattern, most often in the lower extremities. it may be aggravated by exposure to cold and is classified as idiopathic or secondary. secondary livedo reticularis may be a cutaneous manifestation of immune system disorders (e.g., lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, cryoglobulinemia, lymphoma, etc), and hematologic disorders (polycythemia vera).

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert R62.52 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 783.43 - Short stature

Patient Education

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.

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.


[1] Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.