Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E87.6

Hypokalemia

  • E87.6 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, E87.6 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by laboratory test results that indicate a low concentration of potassium in the blood.
  • Abnormally low potassium concentration in the blood. It may result from potassium loss by renal secretion or by the gastrointestinal route, as by vomiting or diarrhea. It may be manifested clinically by neuromuscular disorders ranging from weakness to paralysis, by electrocardiographic abnormalities (depression of the t wave and elevation of the u wave), by renal disease, and by gastrointestinal disorders. (Dorland, 27th ed)
  • Abnormally low potassium concentration in the blood; may result from excessive potassium loss by the renal or gastrointestinal route, from decreased intake, or from transcellular shifts; manifested clinically by neuromuscular disorders ranging from weakness to paralysis, by electrocardiographic abnormalities, and by renal and gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Hypokalemia; lower than normal levels of potassium in the circulating blood.
  • Lower than normal levels of potassium in the circulating blood.
Applicable To
  • Potassium [K] deficiency
Description Synonyms
  • Chronic hypokalemia
  • Hypokalemia (low potassium level)
  • Hypokalemia chronic
  • Hypokalemic alkalosis due to diarrhea
  • Verner morrison syndrome
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 1,202 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 E87.6 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 E87.6 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM E87.6 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 640 Misc disorders of nutrition,metabolism,fluids/electrolytes with mcc
  • 641 Misc disorders of nutrition,metabolism,fluids/electrolytes without mcc
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems
Convert ICD-10-CM E87.6 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM E87.6: