ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E78.1

Pure hyperglyceridemia

Diagnosis Code E78.1

ICD-10: E78.1
Short Description: Pure hyperglyceridemia
Long Description: Pure hyperglyceridemia
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E78.1

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
    • Metabolic disorders (E70-E88)
      • Disorders of lipoprotein metabolism and other lipidemias (E78)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 272.1 - Pure hyperglyceridemia

  • Endogenous hyperlipidemia
  • Familial hypertriglyceridemia
  • Fredrickson type IV hyperlipoproteinemia
  • Hyperlipoproteinemia
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Primary genetic hyperlipidemia
  • Primary hypertriglyceridemia
  • Pure hyperglyceridemia
  • Secondary hypertriglyceridemia
  • Sporadic primary hypertriglyceridemia
  • Very low density lipoprotinemia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Also called: HDL, Hypercholesterolemia, Hyperlipidemia, Hyperlipoproteinemia, LDL

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in all parts of the body. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too much in your blood, it can combine with other substances in the blood and stick to the walls of your arteries. This is called plaque. Plaque can narrow your arteries or even block them.

High levels of cholesterol in the blood can increase your risk of heart disease. Your cholesterol levels tend to rise as you get older. There are usually no signs or symptoms that you have high blood cholesterol, but it can be detected with a blood test. You are likely to have high cholesterol if members of your family have it, if you are overweight or if you eat a lot of fatty foods.

You can lower your cholesterol by exercising more and eating more fruits and vegetables. You also may need to take medicine to lower your cholesterol.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Cholesterol - drug treatment
  • Cholesterol and lifestyle
  • Cholesterol testing and results
  • Familial combined hyperlipidemia
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia
  • High blood cholesterol levels
  • How to take statins
  • Talk with Your Health Care Provider about High Cholesterol (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
  • VLDL test

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