2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E72.21

Argininemia

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • E72.21 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM E72.21 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of E72.21 - other international versions of ICD-10 E72.21 may differ.
The following code(s) above E72.21 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to E72.21:
  • E00-E89
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range E00-E89

    Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases

    Note
    • All neoplasms, whether functionally active or not, are classified in Chapter 2. Appropriate codes in this chapter (i.e. E05.8, E07.0, E16-E31, E34.-) may be used as additional codes to indicate either functional activity by neoplasms and ectopic endocrine tissue or hyperfunction and hypofunction of endocrine glands associated with neoplasms and other conditions classified elsewhere.
    Type 1 Excludes
    • transitory endocrine and metabolic disorders specific to newborn (P70-P74)
    Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
  • E70-E88
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range E70-E88

    Metabolic disorders

    Type 1 Excludes
    • androgen insensitivity syndrome (E34.5-)
    • congenital adrenal hyperplasia (E25.0)
    • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (Q79.6)
    • hemolytic anemias attributable to enzyme disorders (D55.-)
    • Marfan's syndrome (Q87.4)
    • 5-alpha-reductase deficiency (E29.1)
    Metabolic disorders
  • E72
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E72

    Other disorders of amino-acid metabolism

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • disorders of:
    • aromatic amino-acid metabolism (E70.-)
    • branched-chain amino-acid metabolism (E71.0-E71.2)
    • fatty-acid metabolism (E71.3)
    • purine and pyrimidine metabolism (E79.-)
    • gout (M1A.-, M10.-)
    Other disorders of amino-acid metabolism
  • E72.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E72.2

    Disorders of urea cycle metabolism

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • disorders of ornithine metabolism (E72.4)
    Disorders of urea cycle metabolism
Approximate Synonyms
  • Arginase deficiency
  • Argininaemia
Clinical Information
  • A rare autosomal recessive disorder of the urea cycle. It is caused by a deficiency of the hepatic enzyme arginase. Arginine is elevated in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid, and periodic hyperammonemia may occur. Disease onset is usually in infancy or early childhood. Clinical manifestations include seizures, microcephaly, progressive mental impairment, hypotonia, ataxia, spastic diplegia, and quadriparesis. (from hum genet 1993 mar;91(1):1-5; menkes, textbook of child neurology, 5th ed, p51)
  • A rare autosomal recessive metabolic disorder characterized by a deficiency of the enzyme arginase resulting in accumulation of arginine and urea in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid. Signs and symptoms include developmental delays, spasticity, ataxia, seizures and mental retardation.
  • Rare autosomal recessive disorder of the urea cycle; caused by a deficiency of the hepatic enzyme type i arginase; arginine is elevated in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid, and periodic hyperammonemia may occur; disease onset is usually in infancy or early childhood; clinical manifestations include seizures, microcephaly, progressive mental impairment, hypotonia, ataxia, spastic diplegia, and quadriparesis.
ICD-10-CM E72.21 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 642 Inborn and other disorders of metabolism

Convert E72.21 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to E72.21:
  • Argininemia E72.21
  • Disorder (of) - see also Disease
    • urea cycle metabolism E72.20
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E72.20

      Disorder of urea cycle metabolism, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Hyperammonemia
      Type 1 Excludes
      • hyperammonemia-hyperornithinemia-homocitrullinemia syndrome E72.4
      • transient hyperammonemia of newborn (P74.6)
      • argininemia E72.21
  • Disturbance(s) - see also Disease
    • metabolism E88.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E88.9

      Metabolic disorder, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      • arginine E72.21
  • Hyperaminoaciduria
    • arginine E72.21

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To E72.21
E72.03 Lowe's syndrome
E72.04 Cystinosis
E72.09 Other disorders of amino-acid transport
E72.1 Disorders of sulfur-bearing amino-acid metabolism
E72.10 …… unspecified
E72.11 Homocystinuria
E72.12 Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase deficiency
E72.19 Other disorders of sulfur-bearing amino-acid metabolism
E72.2 Disorders of urea cycle metabolism
E72.20 Disorder of urea cycle metabolism, unspecified
E72.21 Argininemia
E72.22 Arginosuccinic aciduria
E72.23 Citrullinemia
E72.29 Other disorders of urea cycle metabolism
E72.3 Disorders of lysine and hydroxylysine metabolism
E72.4 Disorders of ornithine metabolism
E72.5 Disorders of glycine metabolism
E72.50 Disorder of glycine metabolism, unspecified
E72.51 Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia
E72.52 Trimethylaminuria
E72.53 Primary hyperoxaluria

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