Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 272
Disorders of lipoid metabolism
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 10 ICD-9-CM codes below 272 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • An inherited metabolic disorder that affects the metabolism of the lipids. Representative examples include gaucher disease, tay-sachs disease, and niemann-pick disease
  • Condition in which there is a deviation or interruption in the processing of lipids in the body: synthesis, absorption, transport, storage, and utilization
  • Pathological conditions resulting from abnormal anabolism or catabolism of lipids in the body
272 Excludes
  • localized cerebral lipidoses (330.1)
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