ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 275.09

Disord iron metablsm NEC

Diagnosis Code 275.09

ICD-9: 275.09
Short Description: Disord iron metablsm NEC
Long Description: Other disorders of iron metabolism
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 275.09

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

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Information for Patients


Also called: Iron overload disease

Hemochromatosis is a disease in which too much iron builds up in your body. Your body needs iron but too much of it is toxic. If you have hemochromatosis, you absorb more iron than you need. Your body has no natural way to get rid of the extra iron. It stores it in body tissues, especially the liver, heart, and pancreas. The extra iron can damage your organs. Without treatment, it can cause your organs to fail.

There are two types of hemochromatosis. Primary hemochromatosis is an inherited disease. Secondary hemochromatosis is usually the result of something else, such as anemia, thalassemia, liver disease, or blood transfusions.

Many symptoms of hemochromatosis are similar to those of other diseases. Not everyone has symptoms. If you do, you may have joint pain, fatigue, general weakness, weight loss, and stomach pain.

Your doctor will diagnose hemochromatosis based on your medical and family histories, a physical exam, and the results from tests and procedures. Treatments include removing blood (and iron) from your body, medicines, and changes in your diet.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Ferritin blood test
  • Hemochromatosis - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Serum iron test

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Iron is a mineral that our bodies need for many functions. For example, iron is part of hemoglobin, a protein which carries oxygen from our lungs throughout our bodies. It helps our muscles store and use oxygen. Iron is also part of many other proteins and enzymes.

Your body needs the right amount of iron. If you have too little iron, you may develop iron deficiency anemia. Causes of low iron levels include blood loss, poor diet, or an inability to absorb enough iron from foods. People at higher risk of having too little iron are young children and women who are pregnant or have periods.

Too much iron can damage your body. Taking too many iron supplements can cause iron poisoning. Some people have an inherited disease called hemochromatosis. It causes too much iron to build up in the body.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Anemia caused by low iron -- infants and toddlers
  • Ferritin blood test
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Iron in diet
  • Serum iron test
  • Taking iron supplements
  • Total iron binding capacity

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