Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 272.5
Lipoprotein deficiencies
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 272.5 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 272.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abetalipoproteinemia
  • Familial hyperchylomicronemia (disorder)
  • Familial hypoalphalipoproteinemia
  • Familial hypobetalipoproteinemia
  • Familial lipoprotein lipase deficiency
  • HDL deficiency
  • high density lipoid deficiency
  • High density lipoprotein (hdl) deficiency
  • High density lipoprotein deficiency
  • Hypoalphalipoproteinemia, familial
  • Hypobetalipoproteinemia
  • Hypo-beta-lipoproteinemia
  • Hypobetalipoproteinemia, familial
  • Lipoprotein deficiency
  • Lipoprotein deficiency disorder
Clinical Information
  • Conditions with abnormally low levels of lipoproteins in the blood. This may involve any of the lipoprotein subclasses, including alpha-lipoproteins (high-density lipoproteins); beta-lipoproteins (low-density lipoproteins); and prebeta-lipoproteins (very-low-density lipoproteins).
  • Disorder of lipid metabolism inherited as an autosomal recessive trait characterized by the near absence of apolipoprotein b and apob containing lipoproteins in plasma; microsomal triglyceride transfer protein is deficient or absent in enterocytes; clinical and laboratory findings include acanthocytosis, hypocholesterolemia, peripheral neuropathy, posterior column degeneration, ataxia, and steatorrhea; intellectual abilities may also be impaired.
  • Presence of abnormally low levels of lipoproteins in the serum.
Applies To
  • Abetalipoproteinemia
  • Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome
  • High-density lipoid deficiency
  • Hypoalphalipoproteinemia
  • Hypobetalipoproteinemia (familial)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 272.5 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E78.6 Lipoprotein deficiency
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 272.5:
  • Abetalipoproteinemia 272.5
  • Acanthocytosis 272.5
  • Acanthrocytosis 272.5
  • Analphalipoproteinemia 272.5
  • Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome (abetalipoproteinemia) 272.5
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • alpha-lipoprotein 272.5
    • lecithin-cholesterol acyltranferase 272.5
    • lipoid (high-density) 272.5
    • lipoprotein (familial) (high-density) 272.5
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Tangier (familial high-density lipoprotein deficiency) 272.5
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • lipoprotein deficiency (familial) 272.5
  • Hypoalphalipoproteinemia 272.5
  • Hypobetalipoproteinemia (familial) 272.5
  • Hypocholesteremia 272.5
  • Hypolipidemia 272.5
  • Hypolipoproteinemia 272.5
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Bassen-Kornzweig (abetalipoproteinemia) 272.5
  • Tangier disease (familial high-density lipoprotein deficiency) 272.5
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