Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 272.6
Lipodystrophy
  • Billable Code
  • 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.
Disease Synonyms
  • Congenital lipodystrophy
  • Facial lipodystrophy
  • Familial partial lipodystrophy
  • HIV lipoatrophy
  • Lipoatrophy due to HIV infection and treatment
  • Lipodystrophy of face
  • Lipodystrophy, congenital
  • Lipodystrophy, facial
Clinical Information
  • 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.
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
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 272.6 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E88.1 Lipodystrophy, not elsewhere classified
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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