Diagnosis Code 255.42
Information for Medical Professionals
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- E27.49 - Other adrenocortical insufficiency (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 255.42 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Deficiency, deficient
- mineralocorticoid 255.42
- Hypoaldosteronism 255.42
Information for Patients
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.
- 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
- 24-hour urinary aldosterone excretion rate
- ACTH (cosyntropin) stimulation test
- ACTH blood test
- Acute adrenal crisis
- Addison's disease
- Cortisol - urine
- Cortisol level