ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 259.4

Dwarfism NEC

Diagnosis Code 259.4

ICD-9: 259.4
Short Description: Dwarfism NEC
Long Description: Dwarfism, not elsewhere classified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 259.4

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • E34.3 - Short stature due to endocrine disorder

  • Ateliotic dwarf
  • Ateliotic dwarfism without insulinopenia
  • Congenital malformation syndromes associated with short stature
  • Constitutional short stature
  • Dolichocephalic dwarfism
  • Dwarfism
  • Dwarfism, alopecia, pseudoanodontia, cutis laxa
  • Hypothyroid dwarfism
  • Infantile dwarf
  • Rachitic dwarf
  • Senile dwarfism
  • Thanatophoric dysplasia
  • Tryptophanuria with dwarfism

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 259.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Also called: Little person

A dwarf is a person of short stature - under 4' 10" as an adult. More than 200 different conditions can cause dwarfism. A single type, called achondroplasia, causes about 70 percent of all dwarfism. Achondroplasia is a genetic condition that affects about 1 in 15,000 to 1 in 40,000 people. It makes your arms and legs short in comparison to your head and trunk. Other genetic conditions, kidney disease and problems with metabolism or hormones can also cause short stature.

Dwarfism itself is not a disease. However, there is a greater risk of some health problems. With proper medical care, most people with dwarfism have active lives and live as long as other people.

  • Achondroplasia

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