ICD-9-CM 356.3 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 356.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Phytanic acid storage disease
A rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by abnormalities in the breakdown of phytanic acid and impaired growth of myelin sheaths. Signs and symptoms include neurologic damage, cerebellar degeneration, and neuropathy.
An autosomal recessive familial disorder that usually presents in childhood with polyneuropathy; sensorineural hearing loss; ichthyosis; ataxia; retinitis pigmentosa; and cardiomyopathies. (from Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1991, ch37, p58-9; rev med interne 1996;17(5):391-8) this condition can be caused by mutation in the genes encoding peroxisomal phytanoyl-coa hydroxylase or proteins associated peroxisomal membrane, leading to impaired catabolism of phytanic acid in peroxisomes.
Autosomal recessive disorder of lipid metabolism in which deficiency of phytanic acid alpha-hydroxylase results in accumulation of phytanic acid; manifested chiefly by chronic polyneuritis, retinitis pigmentosa, cerebellar ataxia and elevation of protein in cerebrospinal fluid.
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