ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 255.41

Glucocorticoid deficient

Diagnosis Code 255.41

ICD-9: 255.41
Short Description: Glucocorticoid deficient
Long Description: Glucocorticoid deficiency
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 255.41

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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  • Acyl-coenzyme A oxidase deficiency
  • Addison melanoderma
  • Addison's disease
  • Addison's disease due to autoimmunity
  • Addison's disease with adrenoleucodystrophy
  • Adrenal atrophy
  • Adrenal calcification
  • Adrenal cortical hypofunction
  • Adrenal gland hematoma
  • Adrenal hemorrhage
  • Adrenal hypofunction
  • Adrenal infarction
  • Adrenal insufficiency due to adrenal metastasis
  • Adrenocortical hemorrhage
  • Adrenocorticotropic hormone deficiency
  • Buccal pigmentation due to Addison's disease
  • Congenital primary adrenocortical hypofunction
  • Drug-induced adrenocortical insufficiency
  • Familial adrenocortical hypoplasia
  • Glucocorticoid deficiency with achalasia
  • Hereditary adrenal unresponsiveness to corticotropin
  • Hyperreninemic hypoaldosteronism
  • Hypoadrenalism
  • Hypocortisolism secondary to another disorder
  • Iatrogenic adrenal insufficiency
  • Idiopathic adrenocorticotropic hormone deficiency
  • Isolated corticotropin deficiency
  • Myopathy in Addison's disease
  • Post-adrenalectomy adrenal insufficiency
  • Postprocedural adrenocortical
  • Primary adrenocortical insufficiency
  • Pseudohypoaldosteronism, type 1, dominant form
  • Severe adrenal insufficiency
  • Small adrenal gland

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Addison Disease

Also called: Adrenal insufficiency, Adrenocortical hypofunction, Hypocortisolism

Your adrenal glands are just above your kidneys. The outside layer of these glands makes hormones that help your body respond to stress and regulate your blood pressure and water and salt balance. Addison disease happens if the adrenal glands don't make enough of these hormones.

A problem with your immune system usually causes Addison disease. The immune system mistakenly attacks your own tissues, damaging your adrenal glands. Other causes include infections and cancer.

Symptoms include

  • Weight loss
  • Muscle weakness
  • Fatigue that gets worse over time
  • Low blood pressure
  • Patchy or dark skin

Lab tests can confirm that you have Addison disease. If you don't treat it, it can be fatal. You will need to take hormone pills for the rest of your life. If you have Addison disease, you should carry an emergency ID. It should say that you have the disease, list your medicines and say how much you need in an emergency.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • 17-hydroxycorticosteroids
  • 24-hour urinary aldosterone excretion rate
  • ACTH (cosyntropin) stimulation test
  • ACTH blood test
  • Acute adrenal crisis
  • Addison's disease
  • Cortisol - urine
  • Cortisol level

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