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ICD-10 code: E88.8

Chapter: Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases

What are Other Specified Metabolic Disorders?

Other Specified Metabolic Disorders (OSMD) is a term used to describe a group of rare metabolic disorders that do not fit into any specific category. These disorders are caused by genetic mutations that affect the body's ability to break down and use nutrients properly. OSMDs can affect various organs and systems of the body, including the liver, kidneys, brain, and muscles.

Symptoms of Other Specified Metabolic Disorders

The symptoms of OSMD can vary depending on the specific disorder and which organs are affected. Some common symptoms include:

  1. Abdominal pain and cramping
  2. Difficulty breathing
  3. Fatigue and weakness
  4. Loss of appetite
  5. Nausea and vomiting
  6. Seizures
  7. Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
Treatment for Other Specified Metabolic Disorders

There is no cure for OSMD, but treatment aims to manage symptoms and prevent complications. Treatment options may include:

  • Enzyme replacement therapy to replace the missing or deficient enzyme
  • Dietary changes to manage the body's nutrient balance
  • Medications to manage symptoms such as pain and nausea
  • Liver or kidney transplantation for severe cases

Other Specified Metabolic Disorders are a group of rare metabolic disorders that can have a significant impact on a person's health and quality of life. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to managing symptoms and preventing complications. If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, it is important to speak to a healthcare professional for evaluation and diagnosis.

With proper management and care, individuals with OSMD can lead a fulfilling life and manage their symptoms effectively.

Diagnosis Codes for Other specified metabolic disorders | E88.8