ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E72.20

Disorder of urea cycle metabolism, unspecified

Diagnosis Code E72.20

ICD-10: E72.20
Short Description: Disorder of urea cycle metabolism, unspecified
Long Description: Disorder of urea cycle metabolism, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E72.20

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
    • Metabolic disorders (E70-E88)
      • Other disorders of amino-acid metabolism (E72)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Disorder of lysine and hydroxylysine metabolism
  • Disorder of lysine AND/OR hydroxylysine metabolism
  • Disorder of the urea cycle metabolism
  • Hyperammonemia
  • Hyperammonemic encephalopathy
  • Hyperlysinemia
  • Periodic hyperlysinemia with hyperammonemia
  • Toxic encephalopathy

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Metabolic Disorders

Metabolism is the process your body uses to get or make energy from the food you eat. Food is made up of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Chemicals in your digestive system break the food parts down into sugars and acids, your body's fuel. Your body can use this fuel right away, or it can store the energy in your body tissues, such as your liver, muscles, and body fat.

A metabolic disorder occurs when abnormal chemical reactions in your body disrupt this process. When this happens, you might have too much of some substances or too little of other ones that you need to stay healthy. There are different groups of disorders. Some affect the breakdown of amino acids, carbohydrates, or lipids. Another group, mitochondrial diseases, affects the parts of the cells that produce the energy.

You can develop a metabolic disorder when some organs, such as your liver or pancreas, become diseased or do not function normally. Diabetes is an example.

  • Acidosis
  • Alkalosis
  • Lactic acid test
  • Metabolic acidosis
  • Metabolic neuropathies
  • Pseudohypoparathyroidism

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