Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 272.6
  • ICD-9-CM 272.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 272.6 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 272.6.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 272.6: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 272.6 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E88.1 Lipodystrophy, not elsewhere classified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Congenital lipodystrophy
  • Facial lipodystrophy
  • Familial partial lipodystrophy
  • HIV lipoatrophy
  • Lipoatrophy due to HIV infection and treatment
  • Lipodystrophy of face
  • Lipodystrophy, congenital
  • Lipodystrophy, facial
272.6 Excludes
  • intestinal lipodystrophy (040.2)
Applies To
  • Barraquer-Simons disease
  • Progressive lipodystrophy
Use Additional
  • Use additional E code to identify cause, if iatrogenic
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 272.6:
  • Barraquer's disease or syndrome (progressive lipodystrophy) 272.6
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Barraquer (-Simons) (progressive lipodystrophy) 272.6
    • Simons' (progressive lipodystrophy) 272.6
  • Holländer-Simons syndrome (progressive lipodystrophy) 272.6
  • Lipodystrophia progressiva 272.6
  • Lipodystrophy (progressive) 272.6
    • insulin 272.6
  • Simons' disease or syndrome (progressive lipodystrophy) 272.6
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Holländer-Simons (progressive lipodystrophy) 272.6
    • Simons' (progressive lipodystrophy) 272.6
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