2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 264.9
Unspecified vitamin A deficiency
- 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.
- Sequelae of vitamin A deficiency
- Vitamin A deficiency
- 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.
Convert to ICD-10-CM
converts approximately to:
- 2014 ICD-10-CM E50.9 Vitamin A deficiency, unspecified