2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 277.81
Primary carnitine deficiency
- Short description: Primary carnitine defncy.
- ICD-9-CM 277.81 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 277.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
- Carnitine deficiency, primary
- Renal carnitine transport defect
- An autosomal recessive inherited disorder caused by mutations in the slc22a5 gene. It is characterized by the presence of a defective protein called octn2 which is involved in the transportation of carnitine into the cells. This abnormality results in reduced energy production and accumulation of fatty acids in the tissues. Clinical manifestations of confusion, muscle weakness, hypoglycemia, encephalopathy and cardiomyopathy may be exacerbated during fasting.
Convert to ICD-10-CM
converts directly to:
- 2014 ICD-10-CM E71.41 Primary carnitine deficiency