A chronic disorder of impaired carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism
Type 1 diabetes
Also known as juvenile type; characterized by the body's failure to produce insulin.
Type 2 diabetes
Characterized by the body's production of insulin in an insufficient quantity of the body's inability to utilize such insulin.
A condition in which blood is deficient in the amount of hemoglobin in red blood cells or in the volume of red blood cells.
A condition in which there is a deficiency of red blood cells because the bone marrow is failing to produce them.
A type of aplastic anemia in which red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are all deficient.
A hereditary disease of the red blood cells passed to a child when both parents carry the genetic trait.
A condition that occurs when a child receives the trait from only one parent.
A deficiency in platelets, the cells that are important in blood clotting.
Usually a result of therapy such as the surgical removal of the pancreas or an infection. It can also be the result of an adverse effect, poisoning, or a late effect of using certain medications.
How is obesity coded?
Obesity due to a specified cause, such as a thyroid disorder (240-246), is coded to the underlying condition. These codes can be assigned as the principal diagnosis when the underlying cause has not been identified; otherwise, assign code 278.xx as an additional code. Code 278.03 obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is assigned only on the basis of the physician's diagnostic statement. Subcategory 278.0, Overweight and obesity requires that an additional code (V85.0-V85.54) for the body mass index (BMI) be assigned if known. If the patients BMI fluctuates during an inpatient admission and the BMI is linked to a clinical condition such as obesity, malnutrition, or anorexia nervosa, the code for the most severe BMI value recorded during the admission is assigned.
An inflammation of the lining of the esophagus.
Abnormally enlarged veins in the lower part of the esophagus.