ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 272.3


Diagnosis Code 272.3

ICD-9: 272.3
Short Description: Hyperchylomicronemia
Long Description: Hyperchylomicronemia
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 272.3

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders
    • Other metabolic disorders and immunity disorders (270-279)
      • 272 Disorders of lipoid metabolism

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • E78.3 - Hyperchylomicronemia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 272.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. Too much of this type of fat may raise the risk of coronary artery disease, especially in women.

A blood test measures your triglycerides along with your cholesterol. Normal triglyceride levels are below 150. Levels above 200 are high.

Factors that can raise your triglyceride level include

  • Being overweight
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol use
  • A very high carbohydrate diet
  • Certain diseases and medicines
  • Some genetic disorders

You may be able to lower your triglycerides with a combination of losing weight, diet, and exercise. You also may need to take medicine to lower your triglycerides.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Familial hypertriglyceridemia
  • Fibrates
  • Triglyceride level
  • VLDL test

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