ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E79.0

Hyperuricemia w/o signs of inflam arthrit and tophaceous dis

Diagnosis Code E79.0

ICD-10: E79.0
Short Description: Hyperuricemia w/o signs of inflam arthrit and tophaceous dis
Long Description: Hyperuricemia without signs of inflammatory arthritis and tophaceous disease
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E79.0

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Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Metabolic disorders (E70-E88)
      • Disorders of purine and pyrimidine metabolism (E79)

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Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code E79.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Hyperuricemia
  • Hyperuricemia without signs of inflammatory arthritis and tophaceous disease
  • Increased uric acid level
  • Panniculitis due to crystal deposition
  • Panniculitis due to hyperuricemia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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.

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