ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E72.9

Disorder of amino-acid metabolism, unspecified

Diagnosis Code E72.9

ICD-10: E72.9
Short Description: Disorder of amino-acid metabolism, unspecified
Long Description: Disorder of amino-acid metabolism, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E72.9

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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  • 270.9 - Dis amino-acid metab NOS

  • Amino acid deficiency
  • Amino acid/carbohydrate metabolic disorder
  • Aminoaciduria
  • Disorder of amino acid and organic acid metabolism
  • Disorder of amino acid metabolism
  • Disorders of amino acid transport and metabolism
  • Growth retardation, amino aciduria, cholestasis, iron overload, lactic acidosis, and early death
  • Inborn error of amino acid metabolism
  • Inherited aminoaciduria

Information for Patients

Amino Acid Metabolism Disorders

Metabolism is the process your body uses to make energy from the food you eat. Food is made up of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Your digestive system breaks 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. If you have a metabolic disorder, something goes wrong with this process.

One group of these disorders is amino acid metabolism disorders. They include phenylketonuria (PKU) and maple syrup urine disease. Amino acids are "building blocks" that join together to form proteins. If you have one of these disorders, your body may have trouble breaking down certain amino acids. Or there may be a problem getting the amino acids into your cells. These problems cause a buildup of harmful substances in your body. That can lead to serious, sometimes life-threatening, health problems.

These disorders are usually inherited. A baby who is born with one may not have any symptoms right away. Because the disorders can be so serious, early diagnosis and treatment are critical. Newborn babies get screened for many of them, using blood tests.

Treatments may include special diets, medicines, and supplements. Some babies may also need additional treatments if there are complications.

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