Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 270.6
Disorders of urea cycle metabolism
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 270.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 270.6 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: 270.6 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E72.20 Disorder of urea cycle metabolism, unspecified
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E72.22 Arginosuccinic aciduria
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E72.23 Citrullinemia
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E72.29 Other disorders of urea cycle metabolism
Approximate Synonyms
  • Arginase deficiency
  • Argininaemia
  • Argininemia
  • Argininosuccinate lyase deficiency
  • Arginosuccinate lyase deficiency
  • Carbamoyl phosphate synthetase deficiency
  • Citrullinemia
  • Congenital hyperammonemia, type I
  • Deficiency, arginosuccinate lyase
  • Deficiency, carbamyl phosphate synthetase
  • Deficiency, N acetylglutamate synthetase
  • Deficiency, ornithine transcarbamylase
  • Disorder of ornithine metabolism
  • Disorder of the urea cycle metabolism
  • Disorder of urea cycle metabolism
  • Hyperammonemia
  • Hyperammonemia, type III
  • Hyperornithinemia hyperammonemia homocitrullinemia
  • Hyperornithinemia hyperammonemia homocitrullinemia syndrome
  • Hyperornithinemia-hyperammonemia-homocitrullinuria syndrome
  • N-acetylglutamate synthetase deficiency
  • Ornithine carbamoyltransferase deficiency
  • Ornithine metabolism disorder
  • Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency
  • Urea cycle metabolism disorder
Clinical Information
  • A genetic inborn error of metabolism characterized by the deficiency of one of the enzymes necessary for the urea cycle. It results in accumulation of ammonia in the body
  • Autosomal recessive aminoacidopathy characterized by marked elevation in plasma and urine levels of citrulline, with hyperammonemia and sometimes secondary oroticaciduria; clinical findings include mental retardation and neurologic abnormalities
  • Excess of ornithine in the plasma, such as occurs in the genetic disorders gyrate atrophy of choroid and retina and hyperornithinemia-hyperamonemia-homocitrullinuria syndrome
  • Inherited errors in the metabolic reactions occurring in the liver that convert ammonia to urea, resulting from inborn genetic mutations
  • Rare congenital metabolism disorders of the urea cycle. The disorders are due to mutations that result in complete (neonatal onset) or partial (childhood or adult onset) inactivity of an enzyme, involved in the urea cycle. Neonatal onset results in clinical features that include irritability, vomiting, lethargy, seizures, neonatal hypotonia; respiratory alkalosis; hyperammonemia; coma, and death. Survivors of the neonatal onset and childhood/adult onset disorders share common risks for encephalopathies, metabolic, inborn; and respiratory alkalosis due to hyperammonemia
Applies To
  • Argininosuccinic aciduria
  • Citrullinemia
  • Disorders of metabolism of ornithine, citrulline, argininosuccinic acid, arginine, and ammonia
  • Hyperammonemia
  • Hyperornithinemia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 270.6:
  • Acidemia 276.2
    • arginosuccinic 270.6
  • Aciduria 791.9
    • arginosuccinic 270.6
  • Arginosuccinicaciduria 270.6
  • Citrullinemia 270.6
  • Citrullinuria 270.6
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • argininosuccinate synthetase or lyase 270.6
    • carbamyl phosphate synthetase 270.6
    • ornithine transcarbamylase 270.6
  • Disorder - see also Disease
  • Disturbance - see also Disease
  • Hyperaminoaciduria 270.9
    • arginine 270.6
    • citrulline 270.6
    • ornithine 270.6
  • Hyperammonemia (congenital) 270.6
  • Hyperornithinemia 270.6
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