Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 265.2
Pellagra
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 265.2 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 265.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Niacin deficiency
Clinical Information
  • A disease due to deficiency of niacin, a b-complex vitamin, or its precursor tryptophan. It is characterized by scaly dermatitis which is often associated with diarrhea and dementia (the three d's).
Applies To
  • Deficiency:
    • niacin (-tryptophan)
    • nicotinamide
    • nicotinic acid
    • vitamin PP
  • Pellagra (alcoholic)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 265.2 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E52 Niacin deficiency [pellagra]
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 265.2:
  • Acid
    • deficiency
      • amide nicotinic 265.2
      • amino 270.9
      • ascorbic 267
      • folic 266.2
      • nicotinic (amide) 265.2
      • pantothenic 266.2
  • Alcohol, alcoholic
    • pellagra 265.2
  • Avitaminosis (multiple NEC) (see also Deficiency, vitamin) 269.2
    • nicotinic acid 265.2
  • Cheilosis 528.5
    • with pellagra 265.2
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • niacin (amide) (-tryptophan) 265.2
    • nicotinamide 265.2
    • nicotinic acid (amide) 265.2
  • Dermatitis (allergic) (contact) (occupational) (venenata) 692.9
    • pellagrous 265.2
  • Encephalopathy (acute) 348.30
    • pellagrous 265.2
  • Erythema, erythematous (generalized) 695.9
    • endemic 265.2
  • Gingivitis 523.10
    • pellagrous 265.2
  • Glossitis 529.0
    • pellagrous 265.2
  • Niacin (amide) deficiency 265.2
  • Nicotinic acid (amide) deficiency 265.2
  • Pellagra (alcoholic or with alcoholism) 265.2
    • with polyneuropathy 265.2 [357.4]
  • Polioencephalopathy, superior hemorrhagic 265.1
    • with
      • beriberi 265.0
      • pellagra 265.2
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • pellagroid 265.2
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