2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E34.3

Short stature due to endocrine disorder

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • E34.3 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM E34.3 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of E34.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 E34.3 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Constitutional short stature
  • Laron-type short stature
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as E34.3. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • achondroplastic short stature (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q77.4

    Achondroplasia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Hypochondroplasia
    • Osteosclerosis congenita
    Q77.4
    )
  • hypochondroplastic short stature (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q77.4

    Achondroplasia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Hypochondroplasia
    • Osteosclerosis congenita
    Q77.4
    )
  • nutritional short stature (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E45

    Retarded development following protein-calorie malnutrition

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Nutritional short stature
    • Nutritional stunting
    • Physical retardation due to malnutrition
    E45
    )
  • pituitary short stature (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E23.0

    Hypopituitarism

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Fertile eunuch syndrome
    • Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism
    • Idiopathic growth hormone deficiency
    • Isolated deficiency of gonadotropin
    • Isolated deficiency of growth hormone
    • Isolated deficiency of pituitary hormone
    • Kallmann's syndrome
    • Lorain-Levi short stature
    • Necrosis of pituitary gland (postpartum)
    • Panhypopituitarism
    • Pituitary cachexia
    • Pituitary insufficiency NOS
    • Pituitary short stature
    • Sheehan's syndrome
    • Simmonds' disease
    E23.0
    )
  • progeria (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E34.8

    Other specified endocrine disorders

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Pineal gland dysfunction
    • Progeria
    Type 2 Excludes
    • pseudohypoparathyroidism (E20.1)
    E34.8
    )
  • renal short stature (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N25.0

    Renal osteodystrophy

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Azotemic osteodystrophy
    • Phosphate-losing tubular disorders
    • Renal rickets
    • Renal short stature
    Type 2 Excludes
    • metabolic disorders classifiable to E70-E88
    N25.0
    )
  • Russell-Silver syndrome (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q87.19

    Other congenital malformation syndromes predominantly associated with short stature

      2020 - New Code Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Aarskog syndrome
    • Cockayne syndrome
    • De Lange syndrome
    • Dubowitz syndrome
    • Noonan syndrome
    • Robinow-Silverman-Smith syndrome
    • Russell-Silver syndrome
    • Seckel syndrome
    Q87.19
    )
  • short-limbed stature with immunodeficiency (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D82.2

    Immunodeficiency with short-limbed stature

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    D82.2
    )
  • short stature in specific dysmorphic syndromes - code to syndrome - see Alphabetical Index
  • short stature NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R62.52

    Short stature (child)

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Lack of growth
    • Physical retardation
    • Short stature NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • short stature due to endocrine disorder (E34.3)
    R62.52
    )
The following code(s) above E34.3 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to E34.3:
  • E00-E89
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range E00-E89

    Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases

    Note
    • All neoplasms, whether functionally active or not, are classified in Chapter 2. Appropriate codes in this chapter (i.e. E05.8, E07.0, E16-E31, E34.-) may be used as additional codes to indicate either functional activity by neoplasms and ectopic endocrine tissue or hyperfunction and hypofunction of endocrine glands associated with neoplasms and other conditions classified elsewhere.
    Type 1 Excludes
    • transitory endocrine and metabolic disorders specific to newborn (P70-P74)
    Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
  • E20-E35
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range E20-E35

    Disorders of other endocrine glands

    Type 1 Excludes
    Disorders of other endocrine glands
  • E34
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E34

    Other endocrine disorders

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pseudohypoparathyroidism (E20.1)
    Other endocrine disorders
Approximate Synonyms
  • Constitutional short stature
  • Dwarfism
  • Homozygous leri weill dyschondrosteosis syndrome
  • Langer mesomelic dysplasia syndrome
  • Short stature
  • True dwarfism
Clinical Information
  • 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.
  • A genetic or pathological condition that is characterized by short stature and undersize. Abnormal skeletal growth usually results in an adult who is significantly below the average height.
  • An autosomal recessive disorder characterized by short stature, defective growth hormone receptor, and failure to generate insulin-like growth factor i by growth hormone. Laron syndrome is not a form of primary pituitary dwarfism (growth hormone deficiency dwarfism) but the result of mutation of the human ghr gene on chromosome 5.
  • Condition of being undersized as a result of premature arrest of skeletal growth.
  • Short stature that usually results from genetic mutations. Other causes include hormonal deficiencies and poor nutrition.
ICD-10-CM E34.3 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 643 Endocrine disorders with mcc
  • 644 Endocrine disorders with cc
  • 645 Endocrine disorders without cc/mcc

Convert E34.3 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to E34.3:
  • Type 1 Excludes: R62.52
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R62.52

    Short stature (child)

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Lack of growth
    • Physical retardation
    • Short stature NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • short stature due to endocrine disorder (E34.3)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to E34.3:
  • Deficiency, deficient
  • Dwarfism E34.3
    • congenital E34.3
    • constitutional E34.3
    • infantile E34.3
    • Laron-type E34.3
  • Short, shortening, shortness
    • stature (child) (hereditary) (idiopathic) R62.52
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R62.52

      Short stature (child)

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Lack of growth
      • Physical retardation
      • Short stature NOS
      Type 1 Excludes
      • short stature due to endocrine disorder (E34.3)
      • constitutional E34.3
      • due to endocrine disorder E34.3
      • Laron-type E34.3

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To E34.3
E31.9 Polyglandular dysfunction, unspecified
E32 Diseases of thymus
E32.0 Persistent hyperplasia of thymus
E32.1 Abscess of thymus
E32.8 Other diseases of thymus
E32.9 Disease of thymus, unspecified
E34 Other endocrine disorders
E34.0 Carcinoid syndrome
E34.1 Other hypersecretion of intestinal hormones
E34.2 Ectopic hormone secretion, not elsewhere classified
E34.3 Short stature due to endocrine disorder
E34.4 Constitutional tall stature
E34.5 Androgen insensitivity syndrome
E34.50 …… unspecified
E34.51 Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome
E34.52 Partial androgen insensitivity syndrome
E34.8 Other specified endocrine disorders
E34.9 Endocrine disorder, unspecified
E35 Disorders of endocrine glands in diseases classified elsewhere
E36 Intraoperative complications of endocrine system
E36.0 Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of an endocrine system organ or structure complicating a procedure

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