Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 264.9
Unspecified vitamin A deficiency
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Vitamin A deficiency NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 264.9 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 264.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Sequelae of vitamin A deficiency
  • Vitamin A deficiency
Clinical Information
  • 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.
Applies To
  • Hypovitaminosis A NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 264.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E50.9 Vitamin A deficiency, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 264.9:
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