Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 270.5
Disturbances of histidine metabolism
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 270.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 270.5 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 270.5 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E70.40 Disorders of histidine metabolism, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Disorder of histidine metabolism
  • Histidine metabolism disease
  • Histidine metabolism disorder
  • Histidinemia
Clinical Information
  • Autosomal recessive aminoacidopathy due to deficiency of histidine ammonia-lyase; characterized by accumulation of histidine in serum and urinary excretion of histidine and metabolites, but is usually benign; may cause mild central nervous system dysfunction
Applies To
  • Carnosinemia
  • Histidinemia
  • Hyperhistidinemia
  • Imidazole aminoaciduria
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 270.5:
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