ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 255.10

Hyperaldosteronism NOS

Diagnosis Code 255.10

ICD-9: 255.10
Short Description: Hyperaldosteronism NOS
Long Description: Hyperaldosteronism, unspecified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 255.10

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders (240–279)
    • Diseases of other endocrine glands (249-259)
      • 255 Disorders of adrenal glands

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 255.10 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Aldosteronism (primary) 255.10
      • congenital 255.10
      • familial type I 255.11
      • glucocorticoid-remediable 255.11
      • secondary 255.14
    • Hyperaldosteronism (atypical) (hyperplastic) (normoaldosteronal) (normotensive) (primary) 255.10
      • secondary 255.14
    • Hyporeninemia, extreme 790.99
      • in primary aldosteronism 255.10

Information for Patients

Adrenal Gland Disorders

The adrenal glands are small glands located on top of each kidney. They produce hormones that you can't live without, including sex hormones and cortisol. Cortisol helps you respond to stress and has many other important functions.

With adrenal gland disorders, your glands make too much or not enough hormones. In Cushing's syndrome, there's too much cortisol, while with Addison's disease, there is too little. Some people are born unable to make enough cortisol.

Causes of adrenal gland disorders include

  • Genetic mutations
  • Tumors including pheochromocytomas
  • Infections
  • A problem in another gland, such as the pituitary, which helps to regulate the adrenal gland
  • Certain medicines

Treatment depends on which problem you have. Surgery or medicines can treat many adrenal gland disorders.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • 17-hydroxycorticosteroids
  • 17-OH progesterone
  • 24-hour urinary aldosterone excretion rate
  • ACTH (cosyntropin) stimulation test
  • ACTH blood test
  • Acute adrenal crisis
  • Adrenal glands
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Aldosterone blood test
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • Hyperaldosteronism - primary and secondary

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