ICD-9-CM 272.6 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 272.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Familial partial lipodystrophy
Lipoatrophy due to HIV infection and treatment
Lipodystrophy of face
A collection of heterogenous conditions resulting from defective lipid metabolism and characterized by adipose tissue atrophy. Often there is redistribution of body fat resulting in peripheral fat wasting and central adiposity. They include generalized, localized, congenital, and acquired lipodystrophy.
A congenital or acquired disorder characterized by abnormal loss or redistribution of the adipose tissue in the body.
Collection of rare conditions resulting from defective fat metabolism and characterized by atrophy of the subcutaneous fat; includes total, congenital or acquired, partial, abdominal infantile, and localized lipodystrophy.
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