Diagnosis Code E22
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code E22 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- Cushing's syndrome (E24.-)
- Nelson's syndrome (E24.1)
- overproduction of ACTH not associated WITH "With"
The word "with" should be interpreted to mean "associated with" or "due to" when it appears in a code title, the Alphabetic Index, or an instructional note in the Tabular List. The word "with" in the Alphabetic Index is sequenced immediately following the main term, not in alphabetical order. Cushing's disease (E27.0)
- overproduction of pituitary ACTH (E24.0)
- overproduction of thyroid-stimulating hormone (E05.8-)
Information for Patients
Your pituitary gland is a pea-sized gland at the base of your brain. The pituitary is the "master control gland" - it makes hormones that affect growth and the functions of other glands in the body.
With pituitary disorders, you often have too much or too little of one of your hormones. Injuries can cause pituitary disorders, but the most common cause is a pituitary tumor.
- ACTH (cosyntropin) stimulation test (Medical Encyclopedia)
- ACTH blood test (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Empty sella syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) blood test (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Gigantism (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Growth hormone stimulation test (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hypopituitarism (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Luteinizing hormone (LH) blood test (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Pituitary infarction (Medical Encyclopedia)