2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 277.3
- any disease manifested by the pathogenic accumulation of amyloid in organs and tissues.
- A group of diseases in which protein is deposited in specific organs (localized amyloidosis) or throughout the body (systemic amyloidosis). Amyloidosis may be either primary (plasma cell neoplasm) or secondary (caused by a long standing infection or another disease or some types of cancer). Generally, primary amyloidosis affects the nerves, skin, tongue, joints, heart, and liver; secondary amyloidosis often affects the spleen, kidneys, liver, and adrenal glands.
- There are 3 ICD-9-CM codes below 277.3 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.