ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 272.4

Hyperlipidemia NEC/NOS

Diagnosis Code 272.4

ICD-9: 272.4
Short Description: Hyperlipidemia NEC/NOS
Long Description: Other and unspecified hyperlipidemia
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 272.4

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders (240–279)
    • Other metabolic disorders and immunity disorders (270-279)
      • 272 Disorders of lipoid metabolism

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Alpha/beta lipoproteinemia
  • Chemically induced hyperlipidemia
  • Disorder of lipoprotein storage and metabolism
  • Dyslipidemia associated with type II diabetes mellitus
  • Familial combined hyperlipidemia
  • Familial multiple lipoprotein-type hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperalphalipoproteinemia
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperlipidemia with lipid deposition in skin
  • Hyperlipoproteinemia
  • Posttransplant hyperlipidemia
  • Primary type Iib combined hyperlipidemia
  • Primary combined hyperlipidemia
  • Primary genetic hyperlipidemia
  • Secondary combined hyperlipidemia
  • Secondary hyperlipidemia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 272.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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

  • Apolipoprotein B100
  • Apolipoprotein CII
  • Bile acid sequestrants for cholesterol
  • Cholesterol - drug treatment
  • Cholesterol and lifestyle
  • Cholesterol testing and results
  • Familial combined hyperlipidemia
  • Familial dysbetalipoproteinemia
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia
  • High blood cholesterol levels
  • How to take statins
  • Niacin for cholesterol
  • Talk with Your Health Care Provider about High Cholesterol (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
  • VLDL test



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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