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2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 264.9
Unspecified vitamin A deficiency
- Short description: Vitamin A deficiency NOS.
- ICD-9-CM 264.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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- More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 264.9: 2013 2014.
- A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of vitamin a in the diet, characterized by night blindness and other ocular manifestations such as dryness of the conjunctiva and later of the cornea (xerophthalmia). Vitamin a deficiency is a very common problem worldwide, particularly in developing countries as a consequence of famine or shortages of vitamin a-rich foods. In the United States it is found among the urban poor, the elderly, alcoholics, and patients with malabsorption. (from cecil textbook of medicine, 19th ed, p1179)
- Condition due to a deficiency of vitamin a.
- Deficiency of vitamin a due to malnutrition, malabsorption, or dietary lack. It is manifested with reduced night vision, night blindness, and xerophthalmia.
- Sequelae of vitamin A deficiency
- Vitamin A deficiency
- Hypovitaminosis A NOS
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ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 264.9:
- Avitaminosis (multiple NEC) (see also Deficiency, vitamin) 269.2
- A 264.9
- Deficiency, deficient
- carotene 264.9
- vitamin (multiple) NEC 269.2
- A 264.9
- xeroderma 264.8
- xerophthalmia 264.7
- B (complex) NEC 266.9
- B1 NEC 265.1
- beriberi 265.0
- B2 266.0
- B6 266.1
- B12 266.2
- BC (folic acid) 266.2
- C (ascorbic acid) (with scurvy) 267
- D (calciferol) (ergosterol) 268.9
- E 269.1
- folic acid 266.2
- G 266.0
- H 266.2
- K 269.0
- of newborn 776.0
- nicotinic acid 265.2
- P 269.1
- PP 265.2
- specified NEC 269.1
- zinc 269.3
- A 264.9
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