Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 268.2
Osteomalacia, unspecified
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Osteomalacia NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 268.2 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 268.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Adult osteomalacia due to malabsorption
  • Adult osteomalacia due to malnutrition
  • Aluminum bone disease
  • Curvature of spine due to osteomalacia
  • Curvature of spine from osteomalacia
  • Puerperal osteomalacia
  • Senile osteomalacia
Clinical Information
  • A condition marked by softening of the bones (due to impaired mineralization, with excess accumulation of osteoid), with pain, tenderness, muscular weakness, anorexia, and loss of weight, resulting from deficiency of vitamin d and calcium. (Dorland, 27th ed)
  • A metabolic bone disease that results from either a deficiency in vitamin d, or an abnormality in the metabolism of vitamin d, or a deficiency of calcium in the diet. The most common symptoms are bone pain and muscle weakness. When it occurs in children it is commonly referred to as rickets. (diagnostic surgical pathology, 3rd ed.)
  • Inadequate or delayed mineralization of osteoid in mature cortical and spongy bone.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 268.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M83.9 Adult osteomalacia, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 268.2:
  • Avitaminosis (multiple NEC) (see also Deficiency, vitamin) 269.2
  • Calciferol (vitamin D) deficiency 268.9
    • with
      • osteomalacia 268.2
      • rickets (see also Rickets) 268.0
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • calciferol 268.9
      • with
        • osteomalacia 268.2
        • rickets (see also Rickets) 268.0
    • ergosterol 268.9
      • with
        • osteomalacia 268.2
        • rickets (see also Rickets) 268.0
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Milkman (-Looser) (osteomalacia with pseudofractures) 268.2
    • Miller's (osteomalacia) 268.2
  • Ergosterol deficiency (vitamin D) 268.9
    • with
      • osteomalacia 268.2
      • rickets (see also Rickets) 268.0
  • Looser (-Debray)-Milkman syndrome (osteomalacia with pseudofractures) 268.2
  • Malacia, bone 268.2
    • juvenile (see also Rickets) 268.0
    • Kienböck's (juvenile) (lunate) (wrist) 732.3
  • Malacosteon 268.2
    • juvenile (see also Rickets) 268.0
  • Milkman (-Looser) disease or syndrome (osteomalacia with pseudofractures) 268.2
  • Miller's disease (osteomalacia) 268.2
  • Mollities (cerebellar) (cerebral) 437.8
    • ossium 268.2
  • Osteomalacia 268.2
    • chronica deformans hypertrophica 731.0
    • due to vitamin D deficiency 268.2
    • infantile (see also Rickets) 268.0
    • juvenile (see also Rickets) 268.0
    • pelvis 268.2
    • vitamin D-resistant 275.3
  • Osteomalacic bone 268.2
  • Osteomalacosis 268.2
  • Osteoporosis-osteomalacia syndrome 268.2
  • Pseudofracture (idiopathic) (multiple) (spontaneous) (symmetrical) 268.2
  • Softening
    • bone 268.2
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Looser (-Debray)-Milkman (osteomalacia with pseudofractures) 268.2
    • Milkman (-Looser) (osteomalacia with pseudofractures) 268.2
    • osteoporosis-osteomalacia 268.2
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