Specific code 2010 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 260
Kwashiorkor
  • ICD-9-CM 260 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 260 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2010 version of ICD-9-CM 260.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 260: 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Marasmic Kwashiorkor
Applies To
  • Nutritional edema with dyspigmentation of skin and hair
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 260 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E40 Kwashiorkor
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 260:
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • multiple, syndrome 260
    • syndrome, multiple 260
  • Deprivation
    • protein (familial) (kwashiorkor) 260
  • Edema, edematous 782.3
    • nutritional (newborn) 262
      • with dyspigmentation, skin and hair 260
  • Hypoproteinosis 260
  • Kwashiorkor (marasmus type) 260
  • Malnutrition (calorie) 263.9
    • malignant 260
    • protein 260
  • Pluricarential syndrome of infancy 260
  • Plurideficiency syndrome of infancy 260
  • Polycarential syndrome of infancy 260
  • Prekwashiorkor 260
  • Protein
    • deficiency 260
    • malnutrition 260
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • pluricarential of infancy 260
    • plurideficiency of infancy 260
    • polycarential of infancy 260
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