ICD-10-CM Code E79.9

Disorder of purine and pyrimidine metabolism, unspecified

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

E79.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of disorder of purine and pyrimidine metabolism, unspecified. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code E79.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like disorder of purine and pyrimidine metabolism or disorder of purine metabolism or disorder of pyrimidine metabolism or gout secondary to enzyme defect.

ICD-10:E79.9
Short Description:Disorder of purine and pyrimidine metabolism, unspecified
Long Description:Disorder of purine and pyrimidine metabolism, unspecified

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code E79.9 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Disorder of purine and pyrimidine metabolism
  • Disorder of purine metabolism
  • Disorder of pyrimidine metabolism
  • Gout secondary to enzyme defect

Convert E79.9 to ICD-9

  • 277.2 - Purine/pyrimid dis NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

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

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


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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