ICD-9-CM 272.3 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
ICD-9-CM 272.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
A genetic disorder of lipoprotein metabolism caused by mutations in the lpl and apolipoprotein (apo) c-ii genes. It is characterized by increased levels of chylomicrons and triglycerides in the blood.
An inherited condition due to a deficiency of either lipoprotein lipase or apolipoprotein c-ii (a lipase-activating protein). The lack of lipase activities results in inability to remove chylomicrons and triglycerides from the blood which has a creamy top layer after standing.
Rare familial condition characterized by massive chylomicronemia and decreased levels of other lipoproteins; due to deficiency of lipoprotein lipase, an alkaline triglyceride hydrolase which catalyzes an important step in the extrahepatic removal of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins from the blood.
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