Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 272.6
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 272.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 272.6 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: 272.6 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E88.1 Lipodystrophy, not elsewhere classified
Approximate 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
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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